Sky already offers broadband and telephone services in the UK, as well as it TV service and now the company is looking to take on the UK’s mobile carrier with Sky Mobile.
Sky has announced a new partnership with Telefonica, who currently own O2, and the new mobile service will offer 2G, 3G and 4G LTE in the UK.
Sky’s move into the mobile sector builds on its success as the UK’s fastest-growing home communications business. Just seven years after launch, Sky has grown organically to number 2 in the home broadband market attracting more than 5 million customers with its offer of better choice and value. Sky has also established itself as the UK’s most popular triple-play provider with almost 40% of its customer base now taking all three of TV, telephony and broadband.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky said: “As the UK’s leading brand for home entertainment and communications, Sky has a proven ability to launch new services, at scale. We know our 11.5 million customers trust Sky to offer them the best quality and choice and have an appetite to take more from us. Through our partnership with Telefónica UK, we can build on our expertise in content, innovation and service to launch a range of exciting new services and exploit the opportunities for growth in the fast-changing mobile sector.”
Sky have said that they plan to launch their new Sky mobile service in the UK in 2016, as soon as we get some more information on their plans, we will let you guys know.
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