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Virgin Media O2’s 5G connectivity covers two-thirds of London

Megan Robinson
February 15, 2022

The company committed to investing £10 billion in the UK and delivered 5G to over 2,000 sites last year and has 5G coverage in 300 UK towns and cities

Virgin Media O2 has announced 64 per cent of London’s population has access to 5G connectivity and one of the largest 5G footprints.

The provider has committed to reaching 50pc of the UK’s population by 2023, and last year it boosted 4G network capacity in over 41,000 postcodes across the capital.

Virgin Media O2 has made gigabit broadband available to more than six million Londoners and is expanding its Wi-Fi network across the Tube by offering connectivity that covers 97 per cent of the Underground network.

Research by Oxford Analytica showed investment in mobile connectivity and full-fibre could create 68,000 jobs in London while boosting its economy by £16bn by 2026. 

Virgin Media O2 chief technology officer Jeanie York said: “Providing a 5G boost is part of our long standing investment in the capital and our mission to upgrade the UK through our ongoing investment in 4G, 5G, fixed broadband and innovative new services. 

“We are taking a customer-centric approach to our mobile network strategy, which centres on optimising our network where our customers need them most. 

“This means focusing on densifying our coverage where customers are going to feel the most benefit, such as busy urban cities like London, while also investing to extend coverage in less populated areas. 

And with our Volt proposition, we can offer 5G plus gigabit broadband together, giving Londoners the best connectivity in and out of their homes.”

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