MWC 2021: Connectivity
As the impact of lockdowns and government restrictions became clear during 2020 and 2021, we’ve looked to technology to help reduce geographical boundaries and define how we stay connected to family, friends, suppliers, colleagues, and prospective employers.
At O2, we provide fixed, mobile and wifi networks, providing a seamless and a CAS(T) secure experience across networks, as well as extensions in to various cloud services and applications including AWS and O365. They allow work to be done wherever you are, rather than a place you have to be.
But connectivity isn’t just about people and/or systems. Increasingly it’s a hybrid of people and device. Connected devices range from the infrastructure for Smart Cities and autonomous vehicles, to voice assistants and microwaves in the home. All need internet access to make the most of the services they provide. With millions of these devices expected to be connecting to our mobile network over the coming years, we’re ensuring we provide a reliable and secure network by continued investment of over £2 million per day.
Below is an outline of some of our current writings related to how we look to provide connectivity options that make a difference to organisations across the UK.
Our recent whitepaper considers the role that connectivity plays in how organisations are thinking about where people are able to be their best.
We consider people – the freedom, flexibility and future of the dynamic workforce. What’s ahead of us as businesses start to reopen their office doors?
Our Blue Door Expo expert panel considered the corporate responsibility of every organisation to not only be fair and trustworthy, but to create an environment where every employee feels comfortable to be their whole selves.
Leonardo’s Edinburgh-based Innovation and Technology Incubator Centre and O2 (Telefónica UK) investigate several innovative applications of private 5G technology in the defence and security industry.
A real world look at how the 5G network can help transform businesses and public services.
Details of a programme of investment that will increase shared rural network coverage in each of the UK nations.
How 5G and satellite networks are working together to provide critical connectivity for exciting new business use cases.
A recent trial to measure the benefits of on premise Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) within a Private 5G Network, focusing on security and low latency.
Connectivity can be used to make greener, more sustainable, choices in our homes and businesses. But where to start?
Reflecting on the past, present and future importance of mobile connectivity and what O2 have been doing to support the nation during 2020 and 2021.
We believe there is huge potential for 5G technology and connectivity, and a critical way to make this potential a reality for some of our larger customers is through private networks.
The reduction of partial not-spots during the first phase of the Shared Rural Network rollout could increase turnover for rural businesses by £187.7 million per annum.
O2 (Telefonica UK) and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) have announced a successful Open RAN trial on O2’s network with NEC and its ecosystem of partners.
Now that 4G coverage has reached over 99% of the UK’s 30.4m premises, a smarter approach is needed to drive investment yet further.