O2 has announced that its next generation 5G network is now live in parts of Tyne and Wear, Surrey and Lincoln, as the mobile operator continues to provide fast, reliable network connectivity to businesses and customers in the UK.

At a time when local families, communities and businesses are recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the continued rollout of O2’s next generation network is crucial in building up the region’s digital infrastructure, helping those across the UK stay connected and support the economy.

O2 customers with 5G-enabled devices will now be able enjoy the benefits of fifth generation connectivity in areas of Tyne and Wear; Jarrow, Blaydon, Washington and Tynemouth, Surrey; Chipstead, Staines and Weybridge; and Lincoln.

To find out where you can access 5G, you can visit O2’s coverage checker to get the latest information.

O2 is also investing £2 million a day to improve its award-winning 4G network – now available to O2 customers in over 19,200 towns, cities and villages – and bring connectivity to rural communities across Britain as part of the Shared Rural Network commitment.

Brendan O’Reilly, CTO, O2, said: “We’re excited to be switching on our 5G network across parts of Tyne and Wear, Surrey and Lincoln, which will unlock the exciting benefits of next generation connectivity for customers and businesses in those areas.

 “At O2, we’re proud to be the UK’s number one mobile network for customers. As we continue our 5G rollout at pace we are investing around £2 million a day in our network to ensure our customers can stay connected to the people they love and businesses can survive and thrive as Britain looks to rebuild following Covid-19.”


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