Vodafone leads in 4G roaming in all 18 markets: Ovum

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Telecom operator Vodafone offers significantly more 4G roaming destinations to its customers than any other operator, according to research firm Ovum.

Vodafone leads in 4G roaming in all 18 markets analysed. In most of them, Vodafone offers 100+ 4G roaming destinations – more than double the number when compared with other operators in those markets.

“Mobile consumers have an increasing need to roam like at home. With Vodafone, our consumers can make the most of their time abroad because they can enjoy the 4G experience in substantially more destinations and with worry-free roaming pricing,” said Vodafone Group Chief Commercial Operations & Strategy Officer Serpil Timuray.

Making 4G roaming work across the globe is not a simple task and can take mobile operators years to establish. From the outset, Vodafone has been at the forefront of the 4G roaming rollout and has established a significant lead within its footprint,” said Ian Watt, principal consultant at Ovum.

Ovum’s research ranked the top three operators by the number of 4G roaming destinations offered:

4G International Roaming Coverage – Operator Comparison by Ovum

COUNTRY Ranked #1 Ranked #2 Ranked #3
UK Vodafone (113) EE (41) O2/Three (0)
Spain Vodafone (103) Orange (63) Yoigo (52)
Italy Vodafone (102) TIM (60) WIND (31)
Portugal Vodafone (102) NOS (34) n/a
Germany Vodafone (101) T-Mobile (84) O2 (64)
Romania Vodafone (101) Orange (47) Telekom (22)
South Africa Vodafone (101) MTN (5) n/a
Netherlands Vodafone (101) T-Mobile (51) KPN (31)
Hungary Vodafone (100) T-Mobile (36) Telenor (50)
Ireland Vodafone (100) Meteor (8) Three (0)
Turkey Vodafone (100) Turkcell (42) Avea (42)
Greece Vodafone (98) Cosmote (59) n/a
New Zealand Vodafone (98) Spark (27) Two Degrees (0)
Czech Republic Vodafone (97) T-Mobile (58) O2 (39)
Albania Vodafone (89) Telekom Albania (5) n/a
Malta Vodafone (29) Go (0) Melita (0)
Tanzania Vodafone (14) TTCL (0) Tigo (0)
Lesotho Vodafone (13) n/a n/a

Source:  Ovum based on operator data at November 2016