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@VodafoneIreland customers first to experience 4G+ in Ireland

Waterford, Cork, Dublin and Limerick first Irish cities to receive 4G+

2 December 2014, @VodafoneIreland is the first operator to deliver Ireland’s first 4G+ technology providing speeds up to twice as fast as first generation 4G, and speeds exceeding the standard fixed-line broadband experience.  From 1 December, Vodafone customers in Waterford city will have access to data speeds of up to 150Mbps with 4G+, while Cork, Dublin and Limerick cities will be switched on by the end of December.

With 4G+, customers can now experience the fastest speeds available on mobile to enjoy services like, instant video streaming in HD, live TV with high reliability and the potential to broadcast live from events.  In addition, business customers can download higher volumes of data even faster than ever before.

4G+ is available to Vodafone RED Super Business and RED Extra Super bill pay customers at no extra cost until April 2015 using one of three select Samsung 4G+ enabled smartphones; Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha.

Celebrating the launch of the first 4G+ network in Ireland, Vodafone Technology Director, Madalina Suceveanu said “Vodafone customers in Ireland already have access to the widest 4G footprint across six cities and 377 towns and villages – covering over three quarters (79%) of the country and 95 per cent of 3G coverage nationwide. In tandem with our 4G roll-out, we are modernising our network nationwide, providing customers with improved voice call quality and data services to all areas with existing voice services.  This new addition of 4G+ services is an even greater boost for our customers.  Quite simply, 4G+ downloads, streams and delivers chosen content even faster than before.”

Commenting, Vodafone Enterprise Director, Anne Sheehan, “With 4G+ super-fast speeds now available in Ireland – it opens up a new world of mobilisation for our business customers, with video calls and Cloud based applications really coming into their own”.

4G+ speeds are delivered by combining two 4G bandwidths.  Location coverage maps will be available as areas are switched on.  For full details of 4G+ please see www.vodafone.ie/network/4g.
 
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Further information:
Clodagh O’Hagan, Vodafone Ireland,                                   
087 9084055

Orla Molloy / Ger McCarthy Weber Shandwick,                  
01 679 8600
087 770 5108 / 086 233 3590

Notes to Editor

  • Vodafone 4G+ is available to all Red Extra Super and Red Business Super Plus customers as part of their price plan at no extra cost until April 2015

Customers can avail of Vodafone 4G+ if present in an area of 4G+ coverage, have a 4G+ enabled handset and be on a relevant tariff (Red Extra Super and Red Business Super Plus).

  • Compatible handsets, thus far, are:
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

About Vodafone
Vodafone is Ireland’s leading total communications provider with 2.3 million customers.  At 30 September 2014, the company had 2.1 million mobile customers and 267,000 customers of its fixed portfolio.

Vodafone provides a total range of communications solutions including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications to consumers and to small, medium and large businesses.  Since 2011, Vodafone has expanded its enterprise division, offering integrated next-generation fixed and mobile solutions in addition to cloud-based platforms, machine to machine services and professional ICT support.

Vodafone Group is one of the world's leading international mobile communications groups with mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets.

For more information, please visit www.vodafone.ie.

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