BT Wholesale is to run a high capacity transmission network to support O2's 4G mobile services, it has been announced.
O2 has signed a ten-year deal with the service provider, which will allow it to use BT's infrastructure to deliver super-fast mobile broadband services.
The managed network solution will help O2 meet the increasing demands of customers selecting its 4G services, as their appetite for mobile data continues to increase.
Adrian Di Meo, Chief Technology Officer at O2, said that with the UK's 4G spectrum auction complete, mobile data traffic is set to grow by more than 400 per cent by 2016.
"This is a huge opportunity for us, as well as a technical challenge," he stated.
"But through our partnership with BT Wholesale, customers of O2 will be backed by a high-performance mobile internet network which we believe will release the potential of 4G services and result in unrivalled mobile phone and internet browsing experiences."
Chet Patel, Managing Director of BT Wholesale Markets, said the firm's network solution will help O2 deliver a next-generation mobile experience to its customers, allowing them to "fully exploit the exciting possibilities of 4G technologies".
"We are moving quickly to get O2 up and running," he stated.