Vodafone claims world’s largest 4G roaming network

Offers ultra-fast 4G roaming in  more countries than any other MNO

much faster than typical hotel wi-fi - bertoluzzo

Vodafone subscribers travelling abroad will soon be able to take advantage of 4G mobile services when using their smartphones and tablets. From summer 2014, Vodafone’s customers travelling to 18 countries worldwide will be able to use 4G for no more than the cost of existing 3G roaming services.  Vodafone already offers 4G roaming on its own networks in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. So you can roam onto 4G with Vodafone whilst visiting MWC next week [February 2014].

Vodafone will eventually launch 4G roaming in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK.

This should benefit those using Vodafone’s pan-European Union daily roaming price plans, for example.

In addition, Vodafone customers will be able to use 4G networks of other telecommunications companies in Austria, Belgium, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Switzerland.

“4G is great for travellers, whether they are on business or on holiday,” explained Paolo Bertoluzzo, Vodafone Group’s chief commercial & operations officer.

He continued, “Much faster, simpler to use and often less expensive than typical, hotel Wi-fi connections anywhere in Europe, 4G roaming will give our customers high-speed connections for video, music streaming, web surfing, working and much more anywhere, from the airport to the cafe.”

Under its Project Spring £7 billion investment programme, Vodafone has fast-tracked its 4G roaming plans to ensure that key holiday destinations are covered in time for the Summer 2014 break.

The company will also offer 4G roaming to customers of other operators under its existing reciprocal roaming agreements.

Vodafone’s daily roaming proposition now has 11 million registered customers, accounting for more than 20per cent of consumer contract and 15 per cent of enterprise roaming customers.

For example, a European customer on Vodafone Red can take his or her home tariff and data allowance abroad for an additional daily price of €3 (£2.50).

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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