O2 is a leading provider of mobile and
broadband services to consumers and businesses in the UK.
The company is the leader in non-voice services, including
text, media messaging, games, music and video, as well as
data connections via GPRS, HSDPA, 3G and WLAN.
O2 UK is part of the Telefónica
O2 Europe group which comprises integrated fixed/mobile
businesses in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic
and Slovakia - all of which use 'O2' as their consumer brand.
In addition, O2 has established the Tesco Mobile joint venture
business in the UK and Ireland, as well as, the Tchibo Mobilfunk
joint venture in Germany. O2 is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Telefónica S.A.
As at December 2007, O2 had more than 40
million fixed and mobile customers across Europe and 29,000
employees across the Group. O2 UK has 18.4 million customers.