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Level 6: Acolyte
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Registered: ‎19-10-2017

O2 4G spectrum purchase

Just read some fantastic news that O2 have bagged all 40mHz of the 2300mHz 4G spectrum. 

 

 

 

I have two questions:

 

1. When will this  actually come into operation?

 

2. Which handsets are compatible with the new band and will be enabled to take full advantage of O2’s  

    Spectrum acquisition?

 

Thanks very much in advance.

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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

They were the only ones that bid for it.

 

Should be available almost immediatley and O2 will go live within in 24 hours of final approval. London first, then Edinburgh, Newcastle and Leeds amongst others.

 

ewan

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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/O2-wins-largest-spectrum-share-in-latest-auction/td-p/111...
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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

There is a thread started earlier on this same subject: https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/O2-wins-largest-spectrum-share-in-latest-auction/m-p/1117...

@Martin-O2 or @Marjo can these threads please be merged?

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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

@ewanrw Hi, can you confirm the source for this please, because I really hope they consider Manchester right same time as London because network his is so bad that looks like we’re back to the 80’s and use mobile just to make calls...
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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

No one on here will have any idea who, where or when.
It's all assumption and guesswork until O2 officially announce anything.
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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

@MI5 that makes more sense then Smiley Happy thanks!
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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

Everybody on here not working for O2 except me of course...

 

Seen a map of all 60 masts, a screenshot of a Speedtest shortly after it switched on after 08:00hrs yesterday and am looking forward to getting the next line of info as to where the next masts are being activated.

 

 

 

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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase


@Skyhawk1010 wrote:

Everybody on here not working for O2 except me of course...

 

Seen a map of all 60 masts, a screenshot of a Speedtest shortly after it switched on after 08:00hrs yesterday and am looking forward to getting the next line of info as to where the next masts are being activated.

 

 

 


Obviously we all have an interest in this so keep on updating as and when you find out @Skyhawk1010 😀

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Re: O2 4G spectrum purchase

Hoping to find out when Manchester goes live.

 

In the meantime my friend tells me the activation in London has been a roaring success, which is brilliant news. 

 

I will be able to post as soon as I know.