O2 prepares for summer with 4G boost to UK tourism destinations

O2 UK spent GBP 32 million to upgrade connections around Britain’s tourism destinations ahead of this summer. The operator delivered boosted 4G connectivity to just under 400 holiday hotspots, including some of the UK’s most popular beaches, National Trust and Historic England sites, as well as major landmarks.

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Areas now benefitting from enhanced 4G coverage include St James’s Palace, Madame Tussauds and Legoland Windsor. O2 also connected 100 popular destinations to 4G for the first time, including Cornwall’s hugely popular Portreath beach, and the remote Luskentyre beach in the Outer Hebrides.

For those planning a trip to the Scottish Highlands, top tourist hotspots including Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery, as well as the picturesque Dornoch beach, were newly connected to 4G.

O2’s investment programme was aimed at preparing Britain for a record-breaking summer, with 92 percent of Brits planning to holiday on home soil in 2019.