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Broadband providers BT and O2 have announced a five-year partnership to enhance network performance for O2's mobile broadband customers.

The managed network solutions agreement will see BT Wholesale improve high-speed connectivity for O2's regional basestations.

It is stated that the infrastructural upgrades carried out under the agreement will allow O2 to meet the increased high-speed data requirements of its growing mobile broadband customer base.

Nigel Purdy, head of networks engineering for O2 UK, said that the partnership would significantly improve the mobile broadband experience for its customers.

Meanwhile, Sally Davis, chief executive of BT Wholesale, said: "Consumers are increasingly using mobile devices to access and send data such as photos, video, gaming and high speed web browsing. These bandwidth-hungry applications put considerable strain on backhaul networks."

She explained that BT was well placed to meet the new demands that this sort of usage is putting on mobile networks.

O2 is the most recent provider to enter the mobile broadband market, launching a 3GB product for £20 per month in mid April.

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