O2 (Telefónica UK) crowned as best network for UK businesses as it takes home three awards at the 2019 Mobile Industry Awards

Friday 7 June 2019: O2 was last night named as the Best Business Network at the 2019 Mobile Industry Awards on a winning evening that also saw the company win Best Recycling Service and Best Repair Service.   

The key award for Best Business Network wins joins O2’s other 2019 network accolades including uSwitch’s award for Best Network Coverage (for the second year running) and Mobile News’ award for Best Network Performance.

Gareth Turpin, Sales Director at O2 said: “It is great to see recognition for our network going from strength-to-strength. Being acknowledged as the best network for UK businesses adds to our collection of 2019 network awards from uSwitch and Mobile News and recognises the dedication and hard work of all my colleagues at O2 that strive to deliver the best possible experience for our customers.”

The Mobile Industry Awards, now in their 17th year, recognise the work and services of networks, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and dealers in over 20 different award categories.

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About Telefónica UK / O2

O2 is a mobile network operator and the principal commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited, which is part of the global telecommunications group Telefónica S.A, headquartered in Spain and operating in Europe, and North, Central and South America.

O2 was awarded Best Network Coverage in 2019 by uSwitch, for a second year in a row, and with over 32 million connections to the network, it runs 2G, 3G and 4G services across the UK, as well as operating its nationwide O2 Wifi service.

The company is the network of choice for mobile virtual network operators such as giffgaff, Sky Mobile and Lyca Mobile as well as managing a 50:50 joint venture with Tesco for Tesco Mobile.

O2 has around 6,700 employees and over 450 retail stores and sponsors England Rugby, The O2 and 20 O2 Academy music venues across the UK. Through a comprehensive sustainability strategy O2 is also creating work experience opportunities for 16-24-year olds via its GoThinkBig platform, enabling customers to reduce their impact on the environment by recycling their old devices through O2 Recycle and, in partnership with the NSPCC, helping parents to keep their children safe online.

O2 is the only mobile operator in the 2018 Social Mobility Employer Index and was named as one of the best places to work in the 2019 Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Award.

Telefónica UK Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 1743099.  Its registered office is at: 260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX, United Kingdom.