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Vodafone UK has announced major network improvements across Eastbourne, bringing stronger indoor and outdoor coverage, and mobile internet services across its 3G and 4G networks.

This is part of Vodafone’s approximate £2 billion investment across the UK in the last two years, which will help extend 3G and 4G mobile coverage to more than 98 per cent of the Eastbourne population.

As a consequence of the network improvements already undertaken by Vodafone over the last year, mobile data traffic in Eastbourne has rocketed. Customers are now collectively using over three terabytes of data every week, which equates to the approximate 25,000 visitors to the Summer Carnival last year all streaming over 30 songs each. The total data usage in Eastbourne is now more than double what it was this time last year.

The mobile firm has provided a ‘snapshot’ of Eastbourne usage.

A Vodafone spokesperson said, “The data usage across Eastbourne peaked at major events over the last year, including the Aegon International and Beachy Head Marathon.

“On the days of the Airbourne: Eastbourne International Air Festival, data usage peaked by over 20%, or the equivalent of nearly 15,000 hours extra web browsing.

“Around 65 per cent of the data traffic in Eastbourne is now 4G data.

“Weekly 4G data traffic in Eastbourne now equals around 500,000 songs being streamed each week.”

This latest upgrade forms part of Vodafone’s estimated £3 million daily nationwide network and service investment rolled out over the last two years.

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