We recently told you about the roll out of 4G Super-Voice on our network, when we became the first UK Operator to use 4G for voice calls. We also rolled out our low frequency 800MHz spectrum, meaning you guys are able to make calls, send texts and get online in more places than ever before.
As part of our programme to further improve reliability on our data network, we’re really pleased to announce that speeds on our network will now increase by up to 50% with the roll out of additional spectrum, namely 5MHz, within the 1800MHz spectrum.
This extra spectrum will help to increase the performance, speed and capacity of our 4G network, and will also help to further improve reliability by adding some much needed capacity in congested areas.
We use the 1800MHz to carry 4G on our network, and the extra 5MHz within this is already live across Northern England, the West Midlands, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rest of the UK, including London, will receive access to this additional spectrum when the roll out is complete.
This will definitely come in handy as we’ve recently learned that we carried 42% of UK mobile data traffic in the year-ending March 2015. With average data use per customer reaching 4.65GB per month in June 2015. Wowsers.
To get a better idea of the amazing ways people are using our network every day, just take a look at the other impressive stats, below. For example; 215 million Whats App messages are sent by our customers, every day. That’s 215 MILLION.
We process a huge amount of data on our network for customers every day and that’s why they’ve rated us as the UK’s most reliable for each of the past five quarters, according to YouGov research.