O2 appoints Brendan O’Reilly as new CTO

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Industry veteran will oversee operator’s £1.5 billion network modernisation over the next three years, overhauling it to bring 4G to 98 per cent of the UK indoor population by the end of 2017

O2 UK has appointed Brendan O’Reilly as its new chief technology officer. He replaces Adrian Di Meo, who took up the same position at Telefonica Argentina.

O’Reilly (pictured) will oversee O2’s ongoing network modernisation programme that will see it invest £1.5 billion over the next three years, overhauling the network and bringing 4G coverage to 98 of the UK indoor population by the end of 2017.

He has 14 years of experience in the telecoms industry and joined O2 in 2007 as one of its radio planners, mapping out where its mobile masts should be located.

O’Reilly has held a number of senior roles in the networks leadership team over the past seven years, with achievements including leading the development of O2’s network share partnership with Vodafone in June 2012.

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