Vodafone launches 14Mbps mobile broadband in the UK

Upgrade for 3G network available now

Vodafone has upgraded its 3G network in the UK and claims mobile broadband users in some areas can now access the web at a theoretical maximum of 14.4Mbps.

The company says it is the first mobile operator to hit that level, although only those in areas of London, Birmingham and Liverpool can use the upgraded service at the moment.

Vodafone said it plans to roll out 14Mbps mobile broadband to the rest of the UK "on an ongoing basis".

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

Most current Vodafone mobile broadband customers can access the faster speeds immediately. The company said over 80 percent of all Vodafone datacards/dongles and 3G handsets can take advantage of the improved network.

"Customers trust us to deliver a mobile network that they can rely on - wherever they are and whether they are individuals, or a small, medium or large business," says Jeni Mundy, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone UK. "Today's network upgrade means customers can be reassured we're consistently enhancing the quality of our network in response to demand."

See also:

Vodafone mobile broadband review

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Vodafonemobile broadband

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Oliver Garnham

PC Advisor (UK)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?