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O2 Boosts UK Backhaul Capacity Ahead of LTE Launch

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UK based Virgin Media Business has signed a 10 year mobile backhaul deal with Telefonica O2 to boost capacity across O2's core network, ahead of its LTE network launch.

Under the terms of the contract, Virgin Media Business will connect its fibre network via a high capacity ethernet service.

George Wareing, director of mobile and broadcast, Virgin Media Business said: "Backhauling data is absolutely critical to ensuring that mobile operators are able to provide customers with fast and reliable data services. Over the last two years we've secured mobile backhaul contracts with all four of the UK's major mobile network operators."

O2 plans to launch its LTE network within the next couple of months.

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