O2 and Vodafone Wide Network Coverage

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I have heard that  there will be  wide network coverage for the two company OS and the Vodafone. Where will be the share base stations of this wide network coverage?

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O2 and Vodafone Wide Network Coverage



Vodafone and O2 have declared a strategy to share cell sites while the two companies will continue to run separately.  This cooperation will strengthen their network coverage providing wider and efficient network coverage for users. This project mainly aimed to share their network resources to form a one nationwide network for 4G.

There will be a boost in the no of sites accessible to each company. As a result of this there will be a national grid of more than 18000 sites. It will be a increase of each providers capacity by 40%. This will result a better coverage for both companies in their current 3G and upcoming 4G operations. That means the two providers will be able to install 4G quicker.

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O2 and Vodafone Wide Network Coverage


The wide network coverage is actually not a merger between the two companies, O2 and Vodafone. The two companies are trying to develop a comprehensive and ambitious nationwide network infrastructure. They partnered to give an even better mobile coverage over the United Kingdom. The partnership only deals about the physical infrastructure at the end of their network.

Vodafone and O2’s masts will be put together removing duplicate ones and building some new ones. According to Vodafone, there will be around 18,500 masts when they finished. The two companies divided duties in order to accomplish this project. Vodafone will be monitoring the maintenance in the west part of the UK and Wales. At the same time, O2 will be monitoring the east including the Northern Ireland.

Both companies have signed up to strict service guarantees to ensure that any problems are dealt with swiftly. According to Vodafone, the 2 companies won’t be sharing their signals, spectrum, fibre backbone network, or any of their services.

Another reason for the partnership is the fact that both companies can literally reach more customers at the same time reducing the total number of mobile phone masts in the United Kingdom. Together they’ll be creating one national grid of about 18,500 sites which is approximately a 40 percent increase in the number of sites every operator currently has.

They are building several new sites but will also be decommissioning rather a few of them where the 2 operators overlap. This means, they’ll be offering one bigger national grid while decreasing the total number of sites by 10 percent across the country.

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