Author Archives: O2

A better, safer internet starts with you

by Nina Bibby, CMO at O2 Tuesday 6th February marks this year’s Safer Internet Day. Now in its 15th year, this day brings together schools, businesses, charities, the police and many others to help inspire a better, safer internet and keep children safe online. At O2 we’ve been long term supporters of Safer Internet Day. … more »

Getting Britain 'on the front foot' with the Institute of Coding

by Ann Pickering, HR Director at O2 This week Theresa May used her DAVOS speech to announce the UK launch of the Institute of Coding, citing it as an important initiative to get the UK “on the front foot in seizing the opportunities of technology for tomorrow”. It’s a mission that is now told by … more »

Connecting Britain's railways with mobile

Derek McManus, COO O2 I often get asked how do you get better mobile signal on trains? Unfortunately there’s no simple answer. To get right for our customers, a commitment to innovation and investment is needed from both government and industry alike. Recently the Government launched its plan to future-proof rail connectivity to ‘pave the … more »

We must collaborate to guarantee a mobile connection all over Wales

Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer at O2, discusses the importance of working together to ensure everyone in Wales can access a quick and reliable mobile connection. As 2017 draws to a close, you only need to look back a few years to appreciate the transformative effect mobile has had on the way we communicate, work … more »

A Budget boost for Britain's mobile opportunity

Mark Evans, CEO On Wednesday The Chancellor provided some much needed fuel to power Britain’s ambition to become a world-leading digital economy. As we saw in the papers earlier this week, The Budget delivered a package of innovation and technology investments that give a vital boost to the UK, and I’m proud to see mobile … more »

Social Action and the Power of Digital

By Mark Evans, CEO O2 is a proud supporter of Step up to Serve’s #iwill campaign to encourage and enable more young people to get involved with social action – volunteering, fundraising and campaigning.  Every November #iwill week provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognise young people who are achieving extraordinary things through social action. … more »

How Mobile could tackle the strain on GP surgeries

By Nina Bibby, CMO Last week, I was pleased to see the NHS announce a pilot scheme called GP at Hand to offer patients across London doctor’s appointments via their smartphone. This has the potential to reduce waiting times and free up A&E departments at critical times, which could transform our National Health Service and … more »

A hack of accessibility ideas

Imagine that one day, having a disability will no longer be seen as a problem. This is one of the ideas that came out from The Lab’s accessibility hackathon last week. A couple of weeks ago nearly 60 participants from O2 and other organisations came together for an intensive day of collaboration and problem-solving at … more »