O2 announces it will connect over 1,000 UK sites to new 4G spectrum by the end of 2018.
The operator said it has already switched on sites to transmit the new 4G spectrum within 24 hours of acquiring it. The rapid rollout follows O2’s purchase of an additional 40Mhz of 2.3GHz 4G spectrum in Ofcom’s spectrum auction, which concluded earlier this month. The company will have switched on 100 sites across the country to transmit the new spectrum by the end of April, including in London, Leeds and Nottingham.
The deployment of new 4G spectrum will reach over 1,000 sites nationwide and more than 10 cities by the end of the year, said O2. It will enhance O2’s 4G experience for customers across the UK, allowing them do more of the things they want wherever they are.
The rollout plan prioritises enhancing performance on major transportation hubs in major cities, and in busy shopping areas including Westfield Shopping centres in White City and Stratford where the public has been calling for an improved service.