Vodafone’s UK 4G customers are set to get a speed boost after the network activated a new technology know as LTE Advanced or 4.5G.
The tech allows the mobile carrier to combine its “unique” portfolio of radio spectrum to provide higher average speeds to more simultaneous users.
Vodafone is rolling out the enhanced technology from this month in Birmingham, Manchester and London and to other UK cities during the rest of this year and 2015.
Carrier Aggregation is particularly well suited to Vodafone’s 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum, which the company secured in last year’s 4G auction.
The low low frequency 800MHz spectrum travels further and penetrates better through walls to provide the best network coverage while 2.6GHz is ideally suited to smaller geographical areas of high population density.
Vodafone UK Technology Director, Fergal Kelly, said: “This clever technology is the next big step to deliver faster speeds per user and to increase the capacity so more customers can enjoy a great 4G experience when and where they want it.”