O2 to Launch LTE Network on 29th August
UK operator O2 has outlined plans for launch of its 4G LTE network. O2 will switch on LTE network in London, Leeds and Bradford on 29th August, reaching up to five million people from launch.
O2 aims to make 4G available to an additional two million people per month, culminating in O2’s 2G, 3G and 4G network reaching 98% of the UK population both indoor and outdoor. Operator plans to launch LTE in ten additional cities by the end of the year.
LTE on O2 will be available to all new and existing customers on a range of tariffs from £26 a month.
O2 has invested £550m to secure 800Mhz frequency spectrum, which was released to O2 at the end of May and was fully cleared by Ofcom this week.