Vodafone upgrade cities to 14.4Mbps

Vodafone is to upgrade network speeds in its most congested UK areas to 14.4Mbps, the mobile network operator said today.

Vodafone is to upgrade network speeds in its most congested UK areas to 14.4Mbps, the mobile network operator said today.

Busy areas of London, Birmingham and Liverpool have already received upgraded sites, and the roll out will continue across the UK.

While 14.4Mbps is the theoretical peak rate, customers can expect to see typical speeds of between 1Mbps and 4Mbps with a practical maximum speed of 10.8Mbps.

Customers' average speeds will vary depending on the strength of signal they have and the number of people using the same cell site.

The move will give more customers greater reliability and better speeds on their mobile broadband devices, Vodafone said.

Most users will not have to upgrade their devices.

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