Carphone buys Tiscali UK for £236m

Carphone buys Tiscali UK for £236m


Carphone Warehouse has bought Tiscali UK for £236m and will combine the broadband provider with its TalkTalk business.


The deal will create the UK’s biggest home broadband provider with 4.25 million subscribers – 25% of the market – when it is completed at the end of June. Carphone said it expects the move to boost its earnings by 10% in the next year.


Carphone chief Charles Dunstone (pictured) said the company would eventually have a single brand, but the Tiscali email address will stay.


Last month, Carphone announced plans to separate its mobile business from its TalkTalk fixed line and broadband arm.


Tiscali is the UK's fifth largest internet service provider, with 1.45 million subscribers. It had previously been in talks with BSkyB, but negotiations fell through earlier this year.



Written by Mobile Today
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