Vodafone and O2 go head-to-head with 4G launches

Berkshire-based Vodafone and O2 go head-to-head today as they both launch high-speed 4G mobile phone data services.

O2 and Vodafone both launch 4G services today Credit: PA Wire

Vodafone, whose headquarters are in Newbury, will offer 4G to its customers in London, while O2 launches its service in London, Leeds and Bradford.

The mobile giants will compete against EE, which has been the only company offering super-fast mobile data in the UK.

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O2 & Vodafone's 4G networks

Berkshire-based Vodafone and O2 are both launching their high-speed 4G mobile data networks today. Both firms plan to have network coverage in 13 cities by the end of the year. Rival EE launched their 4G service last year.