Vodafone UK to boost spending to enhance London infrastructure

11 Nov 2013

Vodafone Group will reportedly boost capital investment to more than GBP1 billion (USD1.61 billion) in the UK with a view to upgrading its mobile network across London. According to local broadsheet The Telegraph, the company will spend approximately GBP150 million to transform its infrastructure in the capital and plans to increase the number of masts in operation by 30% in order to reduce the level of dropped calls by more than 50%. Further, the network expenditure will also reportedly help to enhance the coverage of Vodafone UK’s 3G and 4G networks, with the cellco aiming to ensure that 98% of the London population can access its infrastructure. Alongside the increase in the number of masts, it is understood that Vodafone UK will also ensure that each one of its mast sites is connected to its IP transmission network to allow greater connectivity speeds. The additional investment, which is believed to be on top of Vodafone UK’s annual GBP900 million capital expenditure, will be deployed over three years.

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