The renaming of the Dome in 2005 gave publicity to its transition into an entertainment district. [14], The development took place in the form of new buildings being built inside the dome structure. In February 2009, O2 became the first mobile telecommunications provider to be certified with the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. These include personal shoppers and home delivery.

...proving its a must-visit for any serious musician. [44], BSkyB agreed on 1 March 2013 to buy the fixed telephone line and broadband business of Telefónica UK, trading under the O2 and Be brands. "O2 Refresh", introduced in 2013, splits monthly bills into two: customers pay for their device (phone or tablet) separately from their airtime. The dome-shaped structure, which now houses The O2's Entertainment Avenue and arena, was originally constructed as the Millennium Dome and housed the Millennium Experience, a major exhibition to celebrate the start of the third millennium. [56] The partnership allows O2 to offer customers priority access to all events at O2 Academy venues as well as Live Nation promoted events across the United Kingdom. It was made from ETFE, the same material used for the Eden Project, and the bubble itself was reportedly based on the Eden Project. Thames Clippers operate a river boat service for London River Services; the present tenants, AEG, purchased Thames Clippers in order to provide river links between central London and The O2. On 6 December 2018, a major disruption to the O2 network, caused by faulty software, left up to 32 million users (including those on MVNOs) without access to data services (on both 3G and 4G) for up to 24 hours.

Though Jovi played the first public show, the night before was a private launch, featuring Peter Kay, Tom Jones, Kaiser Chiefs and Basement Jaxx. [58], O2 is a voluntary participant in the 10:10 climate change campaign, which required participants to cut their carbon emissions by 10 per cent by the end of 2010, and has since broadened its approach to include a range of projects focused on carbon reduction and renewable energy. Responding to questions, O2's CEO indicated that the company's billing allows for separation of handset charges and telephony/data charges. Never Forget. Consequently, AEG announced that the casino would not be built in the near future, and that there would not be enough investment for a high-rise hotel, designed by Richard Rogers, as well as a theatre, a cable car from Canary Wharf and an extended development that was planned adjacent to the dome.[22].