Press Release | 04 Jul 2023

Vodafone and Exchange Communications switch on 4G across Battersea Power Station

Residents, businesses and visitors alike can now benefit from strong, reliable 4G signal in London's latest riverside development.

Vodafone customers living in, working in, or visiting the iconic Battersea Power Station are now enjoying fast Vodafone 4G mobile data speeds, as well as more reliable calls, following improvements being made across London’s newest riverside neighbourhood.

Connected and driven forward by Exchange Communications, the UK’s leading in-building cellular solutions specialists, Vodafone 4G is already live in the Grade II listed Power Station. Its arrival is ensuring people visiting and working in its shops, bars, restaurants, and office spaces have fast and reliable Vodafone 4G signal. 

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Vodafone’s ongoing network improvement programme yields stronger signal, faster speeds and greater capacity for visitors and locals alike at holiday destinations across the UK.

Lift 109, a unique glass elevator experience in the station’s north-west chimney offering panoramic views of the city, is also covered – perfect for those wanting to stream or share their experiences with friends or on social media.

The main Power Station building joins other areas of the development which are already live, including the Underground station, with 4G expected to be switched on across the whole of Battersea in the near future.

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Tom Sime, CEO of Exchange Communications, said: “The vision for Battersea Power Station was to create a highly integrated and interactive space where people can live, work, and socialise, all within this new riverside neighbourhood for London. 

“After the painstaking restoration of the power station in recent years, our work will truly enable this to become a reality, marking a tangible milestone in the project and delivering unrivalled connectivity.

“As a UK business, it has been a real honour and we are proud to be delivering something of this scale and significance for the UK. 

“Battersea Power Station, as a result, has become one of the most connected sites in the country and is an exemplar of how connectivity, can bring spaces to life and into the future for the people who use it.” 

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Andrea Dona, Vodafone’s UK Chief Network Officer, said: “Battersea Power Station is an iconic London landmark, so to have played a part in its regeneration is fantastic.  Our connectivity will support the Battersea Power Station development by supplying the connectivity it needs to support its residents, businesses, and visitors.

“This will also ensure the Power Station fulfils its ambition of being a leading London landmark, subsequently boosting the local and wider UK economy.”

Vodafone was named the most reliable network in London, as well as best network for voice in London, based on measurements from the umlaut connect Mobile Network Benchmark in December 2022.

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About Exchange Communications  

Exchange Communications is the UK’s leading supplier of in-building cellular solutions. We enable our clients to benefit from highly connected buildings that supports their operational requirements, future-proof developments for the benefits that IoT will bring to the business.

These installations – in mixed-use development, airports, offices, shopping centres, and residential developments – create smart buildings that are innovative, giving their owners differentiators in their marketplace while reducing operational costs and offering greater flexibility in how they are occupied and used.   

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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