Virgin Media has extended its deal with EE for the operator to provide the network and services for its Virgin Mobile products.
The two companies have had a 14 year partnership, dating back to the launch of Virgin Mobile on what was then T-Mobile's network in 1999. The MVNO now has more than three million customers.
Gerry McQuade, chief marketing officer for non-consumer at EE, said: 'We’re delighted that following a competitive industry tender, Virgin Media has again chosen to partner with EE and build on our longstanding and successful relationship. By choosing the EE network, Virgin Media will ensure its customers and around 14,000 employees continue to have access to the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network.'
Dana Strong, Virgin Media's chief operating officer, said: 'Combining the leading mobile network with our powerful broadband means Virgin Media customers get the best connectivity whether at home, out and about, or even beneath the streets of London. Having worked together for over a decade, this partnership between the world’s first virtual operator and what is now Britain’s most comprehensive mobile network is moving into an exciting new phase.'
Author: Graeme Neill