O2 announced that its 4G service covers 6,000 towns across the UK, providing 87% coverage to the outdoor population. The figure shows that the operator is moving towards its goal of delivering 98% indoor population coverage by the end of 2017.
Launched just over two and a half years ago in August 2013, O2’s 4G network is part of the operator's £3bn network modernisation programme.
According to O2, mobile devices are seen as the remote control of people's lives, enabling them to work, connect with friends and catch up on content from various online sources regardless of their location. O2 also said that users now expect ubiquitous connectivity, whether it is at home, in town or in rural areas.
O2 also said that it is not just building and upgrading its network to keep up with demand, the Operator is also developing a network that will meet the UK’s ambitions for the future.