Vodafone is expanding its Gigafast Broadband roll out to bring full fibre services to more consumers and small businesses in the UK after striking a new commercial deal with Openreach.
From spring 2020, Vodafone will start making Vodafone Gigafast Broadband available to customers in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool on the FTTP network that Openreach is building.
The agreement includes the option for further phases that could extend coverage to other places.
With the addition of Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool, Vodafone Gigafast Broadband is currently live or planned in 15 cities or towns.
Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “Vodafone is committed to a full fibre future and to creating the infrastructure Britain needs to compete and win in the digital era.
"This initiative with Openreach builds on our existing commitments with CityFibre and underlines our belief in the power of digital technology to connect people for a better future and unlock economic growth for the UK.”
In addition to full fibre, Vodafone has already introduced 5G in Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool as part of its wider nationwide roll-out programme of the new mobile technology.
Together, full fibre and 5G form the foundation on which local and central government plan to create digital super towns across the UK.