O2’s aim of bringing 4G to at least 98% of the UK population is well on the way to completion, with the network rapidly expanding its coverage.
Next on the list of locations to get speedy O2 4G are the town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire and the village of Burscough in West Lancashire.
According to the Kenilworth Weekly News, O2 has already finished its 4G upgrade work in the area, meaning customers in Kenilworth can do more online. Whether streaming HD video, downloading large files or working during a commute.
While 4G should be live in the area now, O2 is also working to improve the town’s 2G and 3G services. That work is set to be completed by Wednesday February 17th.
Burscough meanwhile doesn’t have O2 4G quite yet. But upgrade work is set to begin in the village on the week commencing Monday February 15th according to the Southport Visiter.
This work also includes improvements to the 2G and 3G network. But while it’s being carried out there may be times when customers experience intermittent service. If that happens O2 recommends using the O2 TU Go app, which allows you to make calls and texts over a Wi-Fi network.
Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Telefónica UK said: “O2 customers in Burscough will soon be able to experience faster mobile internet on their devices such as streaming high definition TV, shopping on the go, and video calling.
“For our business customers, 4G is all about working more effectively. They can work remotely, access cloud services, collaborate using apps and so on. 4G will make everything easier for them.”
EE already offers 4G in Kenilworth and Vodafone promises that upgrade work is planned soon. Burscough meanwhile has partial outdoor coverage from both EE and Vodafone. But Three’s 4G is lacking in both areas.
The upgrade work from O2 follows a long list of other improvements. Including recent 4G rollouts in Montrose, Barwell, Banwell, Cruden Bay, Carlisle and Ballater.