Since our launch in 2003 we’ve been focused on building a mobile network for easy access to the internet. We’re not afraid to say that we <3 it. Right from the start, it’s what we were built for. And we know you’ve all been chomping at the bit for an update on our network story so without further ado, let me put you in the picture.
In our last network blog post we talked about our advanced and award winning network. We’d been busy rolling out HSPA+, which has now made fast internet access available to almost 90% of the UK population.
But we haven’t stopped there; we want to be able to offer Ultrafast internet. To do this, we’re deploying DC-HSDPA technology in our network and increasing the speed of our big data pipes, that connect everything back to the internet.
In 2013, we’ll add LTE to our Ultrafast network to increase our capacity even more. Our Ultrafast network will give you guys even faster browsing, social networking and downloading. You’ll also enjoy increased speeds that will be more than enough for data-hungry services like HD video streaming.
By the end of 2012 we aim to have Ultrafast internet rolled out to over half of the UK population, with more than 80% of the population covered by April 2013. In fact, right now, 39% of the population already have access to our Ultrafast network, with coverage available in 50 of the UK’s biggest cities and towns. Which is good, because we’ve added a million customers in the past year.
We already have a number of devices that are Ultrafast compatible – iPhone 5, the new iPad, E2356 dongle, Sony Xperia T and Windows Phone 8X. So if you’re using any of these in an area where this has already been rolled out, you’re going to enjoy even better internet speeds.
To check if this Ultrafast network has been rolled out in your area, click here.