Vodafone has signed Heads of Terms with BT Wholesale to provide its customers in the UK with Vodafone-branded consumer fixed-line broadband services. The mobile operator expects to launch fixed broadband services in the UK before the end of the year.
Unlike Orange, Vodafone has no existing fixed network assets, but is committed to introducing convergent services based on fixed and mobile access.
Nick Read, Chief Executive of Vodafone UK, said, “Today’s announcement is a strategically important step in the evolution of Vodafone’s business in the UK. Choosing BT as our partner enables us to provide high quality fixed-line broadband services to customers quickly and cost-efficiently right across the UK, and this perfectly complements our national mobile
coverage and mobile broadband service.
“This news is further evidence of Vodafone delivering on its strategy and providing its customers with a total communications solution wherever they
Paul Reynolds, Chief Executive of BT Wholesale, said, “Today’s announcement by Vodafone builds on BT Wholesale’s unique capability to deliver strategic, managed solutions for our customers across the industry. It’s also an excellent example of how BT’s range of capabilities in communications can bedeployed, in partnership with our wholesale customers, to enable them to bring choice, quality and value to their customers in the competitive, converging world of the 21st century.”