Vodafone and the Shared Rural Network are bringing 4G mobile signal to dozens of places across the UK countryside.
Vodafone customers living, working or visiting 57 rural communities and locations across the UK are now receiving 4G as part of Vodafone’s ongoing commitment to the nationwide Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme.
The arrival of Vodafone 4G at sites in locations from the Orkney Islands to Devon means residents, businesses and visitors are now enjoying faster and more reliable data speeds as well as better quality voice calls.
The Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme is a £1bn joint initiative between Government and the UK’s four mobile network operators. The SRN initiative uses mast sharing on existing sites in rural areas where one or more providers, but not all, have coverage. It will also build new shared masts to connect areas that currently have no coverage at all. It will result in a combined cross-operator network reach of 95% of the UK landmass by the end of 2025.
Across the four UK operators, Northern Ireland will see 4G coverage rise to at least 85% of landmass, Scotland will rise to at least 74%, England will rise to 90% and Wales will rise to at least 80%.