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 also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of June 2021, we have 5G in 364 locations across Europe – 124 in the UK and 240 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. 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. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.
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.
At Vodafone Business, we understand that SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy. We’ve developed a number of free initiatives to help SMEs secure their digital future and give them the resources they need to understand, find and use the right technology for them.
In 2020, we launched V-Hub, which provides a range of continually updated free resources and tools to help SMEs tackle immediate individual challenges; pick up essential tips and support; develop new skills and expertise and be inspired by the experience of others. In May this year, we also launched business.connected. In partnership with Enterprise Nation, this programme aims to give 100,000 SMEs access to workshops, webinars and e-learning modules, to empower them to kickstart digital change, adopt new technology and stay safe online.