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O2 flicks switch on faster 3G speeds for 9 major UK cities

UK network O2 has turned on a new higher speed 3G spectrum, 900MHz, to enable faster mobile internet speeds across the UK.

Dubbed the “3G900” network, O2 say it will provide up to 30% faster download speeds on mobile devices, and up to 50% more capacity – meaning you’ll get a better 3G coverage in your area. The service is initially being rolled out across 9 major UK cities: Bradford, Bristol, Glasgow, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leicester, Sheffield and Liverpool.

Speaking about the new 3G speeds, O2’s chief technical officer in the UK Nigel Purdy said: “This 3G900 switch-on is the latest in a series of network enhancements for O2. We invest the equivalent of over £1m a day, every day, in our network, which is used to deliver technologies in a way that goes beyond traditional cellular infrastructure; providing access to a new range of ‘smarter’ services.”

The 9 cities mentioned above aren’t the first to receive the new 3G900 speeds on O2 however; the network began broadcasting the spectrum in London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham back on March 18th.

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