7/21/2015 10:14:08 AM
Talk Talk claims Vodafone will exit the MVNO market
Talk Talk has claimed that Vodafone ‘is in the process of withdrawing entirely from the MVNO market’, a point which has now been denied by the operator.
The MVNO made the accusation in documents submitted to the CMA over the BT/EE merger. Talk Talk added that it had information that suggested Vodafone had served notice to terminate the MVNO agreement it had in place with Sainsbury’s.
Talk Talk also claimed that Vodafone terminated its MVNO agreement without warning. The quad play brand announced that it had switched to O2 in November.
‘We now understand that Vodafone is in the process of withdrawing entirely from the MVNO market.’ Talk Talk explained in the document ‘TalkTalk understands that Vodafone has served notice to terminate the MVNO agreement that it has in place with Sainsbury's, and the agreement it had with Carphone Warehouse is also ending. As pointed out above, Vodafone also chose to terminate TalkTalk's MVNO agreement without warning. A firm with no active MVNO agreements in place (that are not in their notice periods) and which is [redacted], cannot be considered to be a competitor in the wholesale MVNO market.’
Mobile has contacted Talk Talk who refused to comment and Sainsbury’s are yet to respond to our enquires.