11/29/2013 1:00:00 AM
O2: 4G built for flexible working
O2 will continue its ‘aggressive’ 4G rollout with business in mind as the operator looks to flexible working to drive the proposition forward.
Talking at FusionLIVE, O2 technical consultant Alyson Edmunds discussed the importance of a good 4G network for organisational efficiency. She said: ‘4G will be changing the way we do business. Connectivity is crucial to flexible working, which is becoming more and more important to organisations. If you have poor connectivity it’s more difficult to be flexible.
‘At my place of work we have quite a good strapline – ‘a phone is for a place, a mobile is for a person’. It’s about changing the way you work with the ability to be more productive. 4G is the next step in the evolution of digital Britain.’
O2 is spending £1.5 million per day upgrading the infrastructure in a bid to cover 98% of the population with 4G by the end of 2015. Edmunds said 2G spectrum was also being converted to 3G in the process to provide a ‘better user experience’.
She added: ‘It’s taken us around 4-6 months to achieve what we have to date with regards to the 4G rollout, but to get a similar sort of rollout on 3G took three years so there’s been a massive amount of work done.’
Author: Matthew Campelli