The T-Mobile and Orange merger will add new services to the market and give better value to customers, according to T-Mobile MD Richard Moat.
Moat made his comments in a blog written exclusively for Mobile this week.
He said: ‘Mobile telecoms is a scale business. By joining forces with Orange, we’ll have the scale to invest in customer growth and to bring new services to market.
‘It will give us the leverage to negotiate the keenest deals with suppliers, which will translate into better value for the consumer.’
Moat said the deal with Orange would take the consolidation T-Mobile has already started to make through its network share with 3 ‘much further’, with ‘extensive synergies across the business affording even greater customer benefits’.
He added that part of T-Mobile’s turnaround plan big was to strip out ‘complexity’ for the customer by simplifying the operator’s tariff portfolio and product range.
Moat said that despite the Orange deal, T-Mobile still has his original vision of being ‘the lowest cost network’ in terms of operating expenditure, which will give the company the headroom to invest in new services and customer acquisition.
He said: ‘There is a long road to getting the deal approved, and it’s absolutely crucial we maintain our momentum during this period, and indeed beyond.’
‘We are keeping a sharp focus on what we need to do in the short term to keep T-Mobile on a trajectory of revenue growth and improved customer satisfaction.’
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