Gearing up for the launch of mobile wireless LTE services, UK operator O2 ropes in Virgin Media Business for enhancement of its backhaul capacity. According to the deal, which extends to 10 years, base stations would be connected by Virgin Media Business to its fiber network by means of an Ethernet service of high capacity. This would go a long way in rendering enhanced backhaul for supplying data services of higher speed to O2 clients.
O2 happens to be Spanish operator group Telefonica’s British arm. This upcoming backhaul system will empower Telefonica with the additional capacity required to cater to the ever-increasing client demand for mobile internet data. Each of these high speed links will be capable of delivering 1Gbps speed within cell site and their aggregation network.
Telefonica UK CTO, Adrian Di Meo, observes that there has been tremendous rise in the consumption of cellular data with the growth in the tablet and Smartphone market. With the Telefonica 4G network launch due in a short period, this deal with Virgin will pave a solid path for delivering a rich network experience to clients.
Virgin Media Business’ mobile and broadcast director, George Wareing, stated that across a span of four years, the company has obtained mobile backhaul contracts from all the 4 major operators in UK.
Source: News from telecom.com
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