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17 November 2014
| Kate Hampshire
TalkTalk has signed an MVNO agreement with Telefónica, allowing it to offer 4G services to UK customers.
The agreement gives TalkTalk
access to Telefónica’s 2G, 3G and 4G
services in the UK. TalkTalk hopes the deal will help advance
its plans to offer quad-play packages, encompassing fixed-line,
broadband, TV and mobile services.
"We are ideally placed to benefit from the market shift to
quad-play, with a sizeable and growing number of customers
already choosing to take mobile from us," said Dido Harding,
CEO of TalkTalk.
"We see real opportunities in both the near term and further
out, to work with Telefónica UK to further accelerate
our quad-play growth."
The move could see TalkTalk move away from a similar agreement
with Vodafone Group, with the new arrangement with
Telefónica said to provide the UK operator with more
power to manage the network, according to