O2’s 4G Mobile network launched on 29th August ahead of Vodafone initially available in London, Leeds and Bradford although a further ten cities will be added to this list by the end of the year.

It hopes to rival EE which is already providing 4G in 95 UK cities and has a cheaper basic tariff of £21 compared to the equivalent O2 version which comes in at £26 a month. However this includes O2’s “Happiness guarantee” and 12 months of free music content.

O2 says it’s network covered 5 million people at the launch but the number will increase by a further 2 million each week. The public are urged to consult CAI members with any additional interference problems they may have with TV sets not covered by at800’s mitigation service.