TalkTalk to invite bids for its wholesale business contracts

9 Sep 2022

British broadband provider TalkTalk is planning to invite rival network operators to provide connectivity for its wholesale business contracts, Bloomberg reports. Openreach, the infrastructure arm of BT Group, is understood to currently provide the underlying network for most of TalkTalk’s wholesale services, and is now asking BT’s rival infrastructure operators to submit competing offers for this work.

According to the report, TalkTalk’s wholesale clients currently make up more than a third of the company’s total turnover, representing around GBP600 million (USD690 million), while the company has claimed to hold a more than 25% market share in the UK’s high speed Ethernet market, following the acquisition of rival Virtual1 earlier in the year.

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