• ElEconomista reported that Telefónica UK is holding talks with a broad range of potential network partners on contracts for fibre backhaul to underpin its growing 5G network. 

O2 UK reportedly in 5G backhaul partnership talks

O2 UK reportedly in 5G backhaul partnership talks

Source: O2 UK

Spanish newspaper ElEconomista reported that Telefónica UK is holding talks with a broad range of potential network partners on contracts for fibre backhaul to underpin its growing 5G network. Group management has previously emphasised work to secure strong UK partnerships on backhaul as a way of reassuring investors that it is not disadvantaged by its lack of fixed infrastructure in the country (Telefónicawatch, #141), and operators CityFibre, Openreach, SSE Enterprise, and Virgin Media were cited in the report as potential providers.