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O2 prepares motorway masts for staycation surge

Saf Malik
May 27, 2021

O2 named Most Reliable Network on major motorways by GWS

O2 has today published research revealing an expected surge in mobile traffic along the UK’s main motorways this bank holiday.

According to the research, over a third of cars on the roads will have more than three mobile devices at any time.

A quarter of drivers will rely on mobile phones and tablets to keep passengers entertained on staycation road trips by streaming video and music. 

O2 was named Most Reliable Network on major motorways including the M1. M6, M25 and M62 by GWS earlier this year and the network says it is prepared for another surge in network demand on the UK motorways. 

Over the las bank holiday weekend in August, an estimated 18 million trips were taken by car. O2’s research also revealed Brits are planning to spend an average of more than 10 hours on motorways as lockdown restrictions ease.

O2 director of radio network engineering Omar Calvo said: “As a champion for coverage and reliability, O2 is committed to providing our customers with reliable connectivity across the UK, wherever they are.

“That’s why we were delighted to be recognised by GWS for our work to improve the 4G signal on major UK motorways to maintain coverage.

“We are investing more than ever before in our network, and appreciate customers will rely on mobile devices to stay entertained – and keep the peace – on long road trips.”



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