O2 to launch its 4G network this month

O2 has announced it will launch its 4G network on 29th of August, which will begin in just three major cities at first.

O2 customers will finally be able to get their hand on 4G sims later this month, but unfortunately the faster data service will only be available for up to five million people, as the service will only launch in London, Bradford and Leeds at first, reports bbc.co.uk.

However, according to sky.com, O2 plan to extend their 4G network to a further ten cities by the end of the year and will release details of its launch in Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Sheffield, Manchester and Edinburgh soon.

It has also announced the basic price for their 4G data plan, it will cost customers £26 a month to have access to the 4G network and it will also offer customers freebies to sweeten the deal. For example, customers can get 12 months of music content for free.

Chief executive of Telefonica UK, who own O2, Ronan Dunne, said: “Digital connectivity will be made ubiquitous by 4G and become the oxygen of modern life. The full potential of 4G is as yet unexplored, but what we can be sure of is that it will allow for a whole new world of opportunity that people are now ready for.”