Vodafone began its 4G LTE roll out just a couple of weeks ago, but the company only launched in one city. That's about to change, though. The carrier today revealed plans to roll out 4G in another five cities. Just under a month after its August 29 London debut, Vodafone's LTE network will hit Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield.
"If you live in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham or Sheffield, we've got some good news: Vodafone 4G is coming your way very soon," Vodafone wrote in a blog post. "In fact, we'll be flicking the 4G switch in those cities on 28 September, giving anyone with a 4G-ready phone and a Vodafone Red 4G-ready plan access to our brand new ultrafast network."
When Vodafone launched its LTE service last month, the carrier revealed intentions to launch in Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield before the end of the year. Together with London, September 28's launch will put Vodafone half way to its 12-city goal for 2013. As far as other cities are concerned, the company says it's on track for the rest of the year.
"We're progressing well, and now we know more about the system and how it works. We've got more experience and we've had more time to do these, so I expect to be able to do similar, if not better, work on the other cities."
No word on when we can expect roll outs in the remaining six cities, but we'll keep you posted.