Vodafone aims to extend its 4G mobile broadband footprint as part of a two-year investment plan, it has been revealed.
Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said that, as part of Project Spring, Vodafone will accelerate plans to establish stronger network and service differentiation for customers.
"I expect the first signs of this to become evident later this year, with wider 4G coverage in Europe and 3G coverage in emerging markets," he stated.
Mr Colao said Vodafone is aiming for improved network performance and increased customer advocacy.
"While cash flow will be depressed during this investment phase, our intention to continue to grow dividends per share annually demonstrates our confidence in strong future cash flow generation," he stated.
Vodafone's latest financial results revealed? the firm had 637,000 super-fast mobile service subscribers at the end of Q1 2014.
The firm's 4G network is now accessible in 14 UK cities and more than 200 towns nationwide.