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. With over 32 million connections to the network, it runs 2G, 3G and 4G services across the UK, and operates 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. It also manages a 50:50 joint venture with Tesco for Tesco Mobile.
O2 has around 6700 employees and over 450 retail stores, and sponsors England Rugby, The O2 and 19 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. O2 Recycle lets customers reduce their impact on the environment by recycling their old devices. And O2’s partnership with the NSPCC helps 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 2018 Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Award.