Our networks : At the heart of everything we do
We've been building and operating networks for 25 years. We have over 22 million customers in the UK. As part of Telefónica we are the largest integrated fixed and mobile telecoms company in the world, with 265m customers across 26 countries. And we're one of the top 10 UK brands, according to Brandz.
Through our own networks and partnerships with other leading operators we can meet all your communication needs. Voice and data. Fixed and mobile. National and international. As part of Telefónica we are the largest integrated fixed and mobile telecoms company in the world.
We were the first UK operator to switch on a fast 3G network and Ofcom reports that O2 has the fastest 3G data coverage in the UK. Our 3G network provides over 84% of the UK population with voice and high-speed data services of up to 14.4Mbps. This will soon be 21Mbps, meaning downloads will be 30% faster.
We were also the first UK operator to run a 4G/LTE trial network. It has demonstrated peak speeds of over 100Mbps to a mobile device.
Independent testing by Metrico and Siroda shows we offer the best overall data experience in the UK. Ofcom rates us as the fastest mobile broadband provider overall.
Investing for the future
Over the last few years we've spent over £1 billion building and improving our network. This year we'll invest another £500 million.
To help speed things up, we have a pioneering partnership with Vodafone to share network infrastructure.
By the end of the year we'll have set up thousands of hotspots. And by 2013, we'll have 14,000 hotspots across the UK - double the number any of our competitors offer now.
What makes an award-winning mobile network? One that gives our customers the services they want. Lets everyone do what they need to do. Quickly and easily.
Best Network Operator - Mobile News Awards 2012
JD Power - Best Mobile Broadband Provider for the third year in a row 2009, 2010, 2011.
The least complained about mobile operator in the UK. A level that we've maintained since October 2010
Mobile Choice Award for Best Network for the last three years.
Best Network at Mobile Industry Awards 2012 and Mobile News Awards 2011
We can join up all of your communications. Our fixed network services encompass landlines, digital lines, telemarketing numbers, business broadband and connectivity for your offices and sites. We also provide telephony equipment. And there's a choice of support packages for all our services.
J.D. Power ranked us highly in customer satisfaction for UK fixed broadband services in 2011.
Worldwide reach with Telefónica
We're part of the global Telefónica family that's present in 25 countries, serving over 265 million customers with IT services and communications and fixed, IP and mobile networks.
Almost 41 million landlines. More than 18.7 million internet and data connections. And 2.8 million pay TV accounts.
Telefónica Multinational Solutions
Telefónica owns and operates its own global IP network in more than 40 markets. Through strategic agreements with partners, it provides service in over 170 countries. Giving customers widespread coverage.
Naturally, that includes O2 customers. Making O2 your ideal partner when you need multinational capabilities.
Find out about Telefónica's network all around the world.