Vodafone coverage in the UK

I am purchasing one of the Connected by Vodafone offerings.
Does anyone have any experience of coverage in the UK for NB-IoT from Vodafone ?
I’m based in the South Wales / Cardiff region.

Hi @steveg,

For most cases: If you have 4G/LTE coverage, you also have NB-IoT coverage.

Best regards,
Jan

Hi Steveg

I’m also in South Wales (Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan) and thinking of deploying nb-iot locally. Have you experienced any connectivity issues? Is nb-iot viable in South Wales?

Any help or advice you could provide would be very much appreciated

Andy

Hello Andrew,
I had the messge below from SODAQ but must admit that I have had no luck.
Spoke directly with Telefonica and their coverage seems to be in the East of the UK at the moment.
I haven’t tried recently as have had to move on with other things but if you get any joy I’d be pleased to hear.
I sent some kit to a colleague in the South of France and there was no connectivity issue there and also in Spain the coverage seems good.
It looks like we are the poor relatives at the moment, but hopefully that will change quickly.
Good luck !

JanSODAQ engineer
Mar 20

Hi @steveg,

For most cases: If you have 4G/LTE coverage, you also have NB-IoT coverage.

Best regards,
Jan

Did you manage to get NB-IOT working with Vodafone in the UK?

Hi Mike,
Found Vodafone too difficult to work with, so didn’t progress with them.
Ended up with Telefonica in France and Spain to do my developments.
It all seems so much easier in mainland Europe.

That’s what I thought might be the case, the UK operators seem to be like dinosaurs for anything new & exciting.