Vodafone finally reach 90% 3G coverage in the UK, the last network to do so

Callum Tennent
February 3, 2014

Good news Vodafone customers – your carrier has finally reached its OfCom mandated 90% level of nationwide 3G coverage!

The bad news is that it’s the last network in the UK to do so. And it’s also six months overdue. Whoops.

OfCom, the UK communications standards agency, announced at the end of 2013 that Vodafone had only managed 88.66% 3G coverage by the target date of June 2013. O2, EE and 3 had all managed to make the target on time.

In a desperate attempt to catch up, Vodafone upgraded 129 mobile transmitter sites.

OfCom, meanwhile, decided that whilst it takes its targets very seriously it has opted not to punish Vodafone considering the efforts they made to make amends and the margin by which they missed their goal.

OfCom’s next report on 3G (and 4G) coverage will be published this Spring.


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Callum Tennent

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