on 14-08-2018 21:41
@Chris_K I know this is a shot in the dark.
any more news on 4G on London Underground?
also any news on the 2300Mhz locations by any chance
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on 20-08-2018 12:36
Certainly does seem to be that any news re the 2300MHz rollout has died a death. Am sure they’ll get there in the end, just a shame o2 are being left flailing in the dust of EE and VF at the moment. 😑
on 15-09-2018 21:17
I was getting personal tweets at one stage with a virtual running commentary on the great ‘switch on’ for 2300mhz back in April. And now what?
Anybody would have thought we’d have heard of the instant relief to the congestion in Manchester but so far there’s nothing !
Come on O2, we need to know !
on 16-09-2018 10:56
You might well be further down the list in Manchester am afraid... it's a Vodafone controlled area, so very dependent on VF managed schedules, although now both operators have decent amounts of spectrum to deploy, (o2 with the new 2300MHz and VF with their existing 2600MHz) things might start to move more quickly as now neither has a reason to try and hobble the other in their host territories.
Looks as though Leicester is starting to get o2 2300MHZ though... so perhaps the footprint is starting to emerge outside of London?
on 16-09-2018 11:27
... as now neither has a reason to try and hobble the other in their host territories.
Well said, @Anonymous!
29-09-2018 08:12 - edited 29-09-2018 08:13
No, it is actually there.
But unlike EE and Vodafone O2 are playing their cards very close to their chests so nobody outside O2 really knows what’s happening next.
I follow several network enthusiasts on Twitter including the amazing Peter Clarke @pedroclarke1who knows more about networks than the networks know. I also follow the Vodafone’s head of network planning in London and the South East @ Ker Anderson;..Ker in particular is perfectly happy to state where Vodafone are improving coverage in his area especially in traditional black spots like Bromley where several fights with SNIMBYS (Super NIMBYS) have been won and progress is being made. O2 have a presence in the form of Chris Gillmore @ChrisGillmore89 who is excellent but its essentially just Chris vs several sources for EE and Vodafone.
So come on O2...its all very nice having the basics like ‘We now got 4G coverage in Ditton Priors’ but many of us here are thirsty for knowledge about O2’s network ,when exactly 2300mHz is coming on
to places other than London and how and when for example the congestion is going to be relieved in Manchester.
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