Vodafone ups network investment for business customers

Vodafone will invest a further £900m combining its fixed and mobile networks, as well as providing 4G connectivity by the end of summer

Global mobile operator Vodafone has promised a large investment into its UK network to offer stronger services to corporate customers.

The company will put an extra £900m – a 50% increase on what was being spent – towards integrating its mobile network and fixed infrastructure, the latter of which it picked up through its acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide last April for £1bn.

Vodafone hopes the move will enable it to offer more corporate services to enterprise and public sector customers, specifically around remote working and increasing productivity.

However, it will also help towards launching its 4G network by the end of the summer for all its users.

“We’re bringing together the best of mobile and fixed communications to help our business customers make their communications work for them,” said Guy Laurence, CEO of Vodafone UK. 

“For consumers, it’s another important step towards the arrival of our ultra-fast 4G service later this year.

“It is also great news for the country. We’re investing in vital national infrastructure that can help play an important role in supporting growth in the wider economy.”

Vodafone spent £802m to secure spectrum in the Ofcom auction earlier this year and has promised to cover 98% of the UK with 4G connectivity by 2015.

Read more on Mobile networks