7/30/2010 10:35:00 AM
Vodafone and TalkTalk to launch MVNO
TalkTalk and Vodafone have entered into partnership to launch an MVNO targeted at TalkTalk’s 4.2 million customer base.
As a result of the deal, broadband provider TalkTalk – which was part of Carphone Warehouse before their demerger in March – will add contract mobile tariffs and mobile broadband to its range of services.
TalkTalk currently offers home phone and broadband services. After the demerger, TalkTalk laid out plans to launch an MVNO this summer. In February, Mobile predicted that the MVNO would be launched on the Vodafone network.
Vodafone UK CEO, Guy Laurence, said: ‘Our MVNO partners are an important part of our business. By adding TalkTalk Group, more customers will get to experience our fast and reliable network for all their mobile phone and broadband services.’
TalkTalk Group chairman Charles Dunstone said: ‘Over the last 5 years, TalkTalk Group has invested over £1bn to transform the UK broadband and voice market into one of the most vibrant and good value in the world. Our customers tell us that they expect the same value from their mobile services that they’ve come to expect from their home phone and broadband, so that’s what we intend to provide. We’ve chosen Vodafone as our network partner as they have a proven network and a track record of success with their MVNOs.’