Mobile authentication platform tru.ID has announced its cybersecurity solution is integrated in the UK with mobile network operators EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.
Virgin Media O2 has opened up Priority to its 5.7 million Virgin Media broadband, TV and landline customers, via the rewards app from O2.
IBM has signed a strategic multi-year agreement with Telefónica to use IBM intelligent automation software and services to implement UNICA Next – Telefónica's first-ever, cloud-native, 5G core network platform.
A new charity initiative, Concerts for Carers, has launched today, with the support of founding partner O2, to provide NHS staff and paid Care workers access to free tickets to live events all across the UK as a means of promoting their mental health and wellbeing.
O2 Business has launched Spatial Insights, a new technology that uses video analytics and Artificial Intelligence to provide a slick and efficient experience for customers in retail stores and other public spaces.
O2 has released new research showing an expected surge in mobile data traffic along the UK’s main motorways this bank holiday. Over a third of cars on the roads will have more than 3 mobile devices at any time and a quarter of drivers will rely on mobile phones and tablets to keep passengers entertained on staycation road trips by streaming video and music.
Microsoft and O2 are working on a proof-of-concept (PoC) designed to explore the benefits of on-premise Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) within a Private 5G Network, focusing on security and low latency - a new innovation in the UK.
O2 has teamed up with livestream business Driift to offer customers access to Glastonbury Presents: Live at Worthy Farm through Priority. The exclusive offer gives customers the opportunity to get tickets to the must see music event, on O2.
O2 launched their greenest-ever Priority rewards campaign Thursday as part of its commitment to become the UK’s first net zero mobile network operator, by 2025. Launching to coincide with Earth Day on 22nd April, the O2 vs CO2 campaign aims to drive awareness of O2’s environmental ambitions and encourage others to make more sustainable choices.
O2 has launched a series of sustainability-focused rewards, available exclusively in the O2 Priority app and website, offering O2 customers the opportunity to reward themselves and save money while still making greener choices that benefit the environment.
O2 is expanding its partnership with charity Hubbub, with the aim of donating 1,500 devices and 12 months of free connectivity to digitally excluded people across Glasgow.
The £31 billion merger between Virgin Media and O2 has been provisionally cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), after it found the deal was unlikely to lead to reduced competition or higher prices for wholesale mobile services.
O2 and Greggs have teamed up to offer O2 customers the exclusive chance to get a free baked good every Friday or Saturday, including their famous Sausage Rolls and Vegan Sausage Rolls via the Priority app.
Liberty Global and Telefonica have announced their intention to appoint Lutz Schüler as Chief Executive Officer and Patricia Cobian as Chief Financial Officer of the proposed 50-50 joint venture combining Virgin Media and O2.
The brand new OPPO Find X3 series is now available to pre-order on O2 custom plans, ahead of their launch on 14th April.
Global eSIM Store eSIM.net has launched the first local UK eSIM service in the form of the O2 UK eSIM. The new service is focused on offering UK residents lower tariffs on the O2 network and all the benefits of eSIM technology while at home in the United Kingdom.
O2 has joined a consortium, led by drone logistics operator Skyfarer, created to enhance the pathology network in the UK by potentially speeding up patient response and sample turnaround times and make drone delivery of blood for lifesaving transfusions a reality.
The UK’s second 5G spectrum auction is due to begin today, with Ofcom confirming that EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone are all participating. This is the first phase in the two-phase process, in which the carriers will compete for individual lots of spectrum.
O2 is now offering two new Workplace Propositions – Device as a Service – to help business owners get the latest devices, already set up and ready to use as soon as they open the box, and O2 Voice for Microsoft Teams.
With seven million digitally excluded people across the country still unable to access a web-connected device, O2 has unveiled a new campaign to bring attention to the UK’s ongoing digital divide.
Cellhire is supporting UK mobile network operator O2 to connect more than 1,500 NHS vaccination sites in England with a range of connectivity solutions across multiple networks.
O2 is expanding its partnership with charity Hubbub, with the aim of donating 1,000 devices and 12 months of free connectivity to digitally excluded people across Bristol.
Wipro Limited and Telefónica Germany / O2 have signed a five-year strategic partnership where Wipro will work with Telefónica Germany / O2 and its wider ecosystem to transform its Business Support Systems
New research from O2, conducted online with YouGov, found that people are relying on their mobile data more than ever to stay online during the day, with over a third of Brits regularly switching to mobile data to stay online.
The first phase of the new Shared Rural Network could boost rural business turnover by £187.7 million, with the lion’s share of revenue gains going to businesses in rural Scotland and the struggling hospitality sector.
Leonardo’s Edinburgh-based Innovation and Technology Incubator Centre will partner with O2 to investigate several innovative applications of private 5G technology in the defence and security industry.
O2, Three and Vodafone are teaming up to build and share 222 new mobile masts to boost rural coverage across the United Kingdom and deliver the first stage of the Shared Rural Network (SRN).
O2 is partnering with charity Hubbub with the aim of donating 2,000 devices and 12 months of free connectivity to digitally excluded people across Leeds.
O2 is providing 40GB free data a month to support home schooling families struggling to connect during lockdown. In partnership with the Department for Education...
Earlier this year, the United Kingdom left the European Union (EU) and entered a transition phase where things more or less stayed the same. From January, the UK enters a new relationship with the EU which could technically see the re-introduction of roaming charges for travellers to the mainland.
UK competition regulator the CMA has referred the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with Telefónica’s O2 for an in-depth Phase 2 probe following Virgin and O2’s request that the watchdog move quickly to this stage through a ‘fast-track’ process.
O2 and IDEMIA have today supplied secure connectivity to over 4 million UK homes with a second generation Smart Meter. The rollout will continue into the future, supporting the UK government program to deploy Smart Meters for all UK households and small businesses.
O2 is partnering with charity Hubbub with the aim of donating 2,000 devices and 12 months of free connectivity to digitally excluded people across Manchester.
O2 has launched its first ever Christmas brand advertising campaign. Launching in OOH, social channels, including a YouTube masthead takeover.
O2 has partnered with Belong Gaming Arenas, marking the company’s biggest ever venture into the videogames sector.
O2 said today that since April it has increased 4G network capacity in over 33,000 postcodes across London, including some of the city’s most residential boroughs.
O2 is expanding its partnership with charity Hubbub, with the aim to gift 10,000 unused smartphones to vulnerable individuals in the most deprived areas of the UK.
O2's 5G network is now available to customers in 108 UK towns and cities, with new locations now live including Milton Keynes, Ipswich and Chelmsford.
O2 and The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced a new five-year partnership of the national teams, bringing spend parity across the men’s and women’s games
Ofcom has received an application from EE to trade its unpaired 2.6 GHz spectrum (2595-2620 MHz) from its Spectrum Access licence no. 1191194 to Telefonica UK.
Nokia's cloud-native Subscriber Data Management (SDM) software has been chosen by Telefónica UK to enhance the security and reliability of the operator’s networks, and to drive 5G services innovation.
The first commercial laboratory for 5G and satellite communications in the UK has been launched as part of Project Darwin, a four-year trial programme supported by O2 and the European Space Agency and based in the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) earlier today and both the Galaxy S20 FE and S20 FE 5G are now available to pre-order on O2.
O2 has marked the arrival of its new brand platform, Bubl, by taking the robot to TikTok. In the first ever robot dance on TikTok, O2 launched the O2BublDance Duet Competition on Thursday 17th September to showcase how O2 is there to help you whenever – even when its learning the latest dance routine.
O2 has announced new flexible business tariffs for SMB customers, designed to suit their ever changing company needs. The new O2 Business tariffs include automatic data rollover and the option to increase or decrease their data allowances, giving them flexibility over their monthly usage.
Google launched the Pixel 4a back in August, and the mid-range smartphone is is now available to pre-order on O2, ahead of it going on sale on 1st October. The Pixel 4a has a 4.5% bigger screen than its predecessor but its body is 5.8% smaller overall. At only 144mm in length, 69.4mm in width, 8.8mm in thickness and weighing 143g, the Pixel 4a is one of the smallest phones you can buy in 2020.
The newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Watch3 4G and Galaxy Watch Active2 4G are now available to purchase from O2 in-store. The new devices are available on O2 custom plans meaning that customers can spread the cost of the devices up to 36 months and purchase alongside an Airtime Plan.
Blis has today announced an exclusive partnership with O2 that will give clients exceptional accuracy and scale when advertising online. The proposition, Telco-powered Targeting – together with O2, will use aggregated and anonymised customer behaviour data to match websites with audience segments.
O2 has launched a new creative platform, in a new positioning that OS says is the company returning to its roots; "a brand and business that’s obsessed with putting customers’ first", building on its industry leading levels of customer loyalty through a completely new creative direction with the introduction of Bubl.
Research from O2 Business, in partnership with Retail Economics, reveals how the dramatic increase in online shopping has fast-forwarded the way that customers want to shop – signalling an imminent change in the retail sector.
O2 has won a new mandate with professional services provider KPMG UK. O2 will provide KPMG employees with new business services, including remote working tools that have helped the company operate during lockdown.
O2 is launching a pilot trial of a fully connected COVID-19 testing clinic-on-wheels, supported by O2’s 5G mobile network, which is designed to provide remote testing and tracking of care home residents and workers in Glasgow
O2 will use virtual queuing technology and new store design to safely open its shops in Scotland and Wales to customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
O2 has joined the Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) to help in the fight against Fake 5G News. CAN is a voluntary coalition of over 70 organisations set up to ensure that industry ethics catches up with the technology of modern advertising.
O2 is planning to roll out the first commercial 5G mobile service in parts of the Czech Republic. Beginning July 1, O2 will launch a 5G network in Prague and Kolín (Central Bohemia).
Telefónica has launched the Telefónica Activation Programme, an initiative aimed at start-ups and SMEs in Germany, Spain and the UK seeking to enhance their technological solutions and accelerate their business development through IoT, Blockchain and Big Data/AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies grouped into Telefónica Tech.
Huawei has started rolling out EMUI10 to the P30 Lite New Edition series in the UK. EMUI 10.0 brings the latest features such as Magazine Style UI layout, Morandi Colours, Dark Mode, Golden Icons, New Animations and Improved privacy features.
O2 has selected Ericsson to deploy its 5G radio access network (RAN) even farther across the UK, upgrading the existing 2G/3G/4G sites as part of a substantial network modernization program.
The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G and S20 5G are now available in Cloud White exclusively on O2. The brand-new colour will also be available on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G in the coming weeks.
O2 will use virtual queuing technology and new store design to safely open its shops to customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
O2 has completed a project funded by Innovate UK, the UK Government-funded innovation agency, and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to support the development of cybersecurity testing capabilities.
The General Court of the European Union has annulled a European Commission ruling blocking a merger between O2 and Three on competition grounds, following an appeal from the latter.
Ciena’s technology will be deployed by Telefónica UK to migrate legacy traffic onto a new packet network capable of supporting 5G, IoT and other next-generation applications.
Earlier last week it was reported that Billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media and a 10% stake in ITV, was in talks with Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica to combine their UK assets in a joint venture.
O2 has become a partner of The Big Night In Appeal, a joint initiative and event which will see the BBC’s biggest charitable partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief, come together for the first time.
Mobile networks continue to provide important connectivity in uncertain times, and a quick call to check in can make all the difference.
O2 is giving its Pay monthly and Pay as you go mobile customers free access to NHS UK online, including the web sites of NHS England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, so that they can get the latest health information at no additional cost.
O2 plans to reduce carbon emissions across its business by 2025, giving UK consumers and businesses a mobile network where calls, texts and data are powered by cleaner, greener energy.
Anker Innovations today announced that its charging solutions will be available as a network exclusive on O2.
O2 has today launched 'O2 extras', enabling customers to choose from a broad range of digital perks. With O2 extras, customers can take customisation further by choosing Amazon Prime Video and getting access to a range of top films and Amazon Original TV shows like The Grand Tour, Good Omens, The Boys and exclusive Premier League matches in December; or choosing Amazon Music to enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad-free ; or choosing the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and original podcasts with Audible; or access to hundreds of the UK’s most popular magazines with Cafeyn.
O2 has launched Visual Voicemail on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, with plans to roll out across other vendors, including Samsung and Sony early next year.
Microsoft’s new 4G, 2-in-1 laptop, the Surface Pro X, is now available on O2 as a UK network operator exclusive on custom plans from today. The Surface Pro X is a premium, lightweight and ultra-thin device that features a beautiful edge-to-edge 13” PixelSense OLED touchscreen display and Windows 10.
O2 has launched a new range of Pay-As-You-Go Bundles, which include unlimited calls and texts as standard but require you to top-up every month in order to get the allowance. The bundles include O2 Priority, (with unique member benefits and discounts).
O2 has unveiled a new experimental store format in partnership with retailer, NEXT. The pilot, known by O2 as Shop-in-Shop, will see four new O2 stores opened within NEXT stores across the country, with ambitions to roll out more widely in the coming months.
O2 today turned on 5G in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds with a promise to have 20 total locations by the end of 2019. It offers four 5G phones, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.
Samsung and O2 have teamed up to build connected 5G ambulances for the NHS. The two companies will begin testing the next-generation ambulances later this month. Eight ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Trust will be equipped with new technologies including support for real-time video and field data collection.
O2 has joined the rest of the UK's main carriers and launched unlimited data plans of its own. These start from £33 per month on an 18-month SIM-only plan, or can be had for £35 per month on a 12-month SIM plan and with variable pricing alongside select handsets.
Three UK launched its 5G service in London earlier today, promptly causing EE to file a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) claiming that its slogan, "If it's not Three, it's not real 5G", is misleading. EE is seeking a ban on the ads because they clearly imply that alternative networks' 5G are inferior by comparison.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series is now available to pre-order online on O2’s custom plans. Customers can also pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ 5G in-store from Thursday 8th August – before all the handsets go on general sale from the 23rd August.
O2 are due to launch their 5G network in October, and the company has brought forward the date that customers can get 5G ready with the new flagship device from Samsung, the Galaxy S10 5G, which is now available from today online and in-store on O2 custom plans.
O2 has announced that they will be switching on their 5G network in October 2019, beginning with areas of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds. By the end of the year, they’ll be live in 20 towns and cities and rolling out to a total of 50 by summer 2020.
O2 and Vodafone have agreed to work together to increase the rollout of 5G networks around the country. This means more people will get 5G sooner, helping to build a competitive digital economy and encouraging innovative new services that use 5G’s speed and greater reliability.
O2 is launching an Overpayment Estimator, providing a quick and easy way for people to find out if they are being overcharged for their mobile contracts. The move aims to change the outdated industry practice of charging consumers for phones they already own.
O2 is now offering the cellular version of the Apple Watch. When Apple first launched an LTE version of its Watch (with Series 3) it exclusively partnered with EE. Vodafone connectivity was added at the end of last year and now O2 customers can get the smartphone on the company's custom plans.
O2 will be the public and private network provider of 5G connectivity for the testing and development of CAV technology at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.