Alternative UK multi-service operator TalkTalk has reportedly inked a deal with mobile network operator O2 UK under which it will launch services over the latter’s network. According to the Financial Times, with TalkTalk aiming to enhance its quad-play offerings, it has been suggested that under the terms of the agreement it will be able to offer both 3G and 4G connectivity. Commenting on the multi-year deal, TalkTalk noted: ‘The new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement will enable us to offer our existing four million consumer and business broadband customers a high quality mobile proposition, and materially advance our plans to build a scale and profitable quad-play business over the medium term. Scale quad-play is one of the key drivers of our medium term revenue growth and margin targets, and this agreement further reinforces our confidence in achieving those targets.’
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TalkTalk already has a MVNO deal with another of the UK’s cellcos, having signed terms with Vodafone UK back in July 2010. Earlier this month TalkTalk revealed in its financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2014 that it had 348,000 mobile accesses on its books, up 47.5% year-on-year. Meanwhile, earlier this month TalkTalk also revealed that it was to begin providing a mobile SIM as standard with its ‘Plus TV’ package at no additional cost, alongside outlining plans to begin selling mobile voice options to business customers for the first time.