BT and EE have today announced that EE are to provide MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) services for BT.
BT, who exited the mobile space some 10 years ago with the sale of their BT Cellnet network to O2, have already won a license for a 4G network and this tie in will now strengthen their position within the corporate and public sectors.
No announcement has yet been made regarding services likely to be offered however it is fairly certain that we can soon expect to see bundles of landline, mobile and television services all tied in together under the BT brand.
Once again, the competition is hotting up in the mobile world!
BT and EE have signed an agreement to proceed, on an exclusive basis, to a contract for EE to provide mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services to BT’s customers and employees.
The multi-year agreement, subject to final contract, further strengthens the existing relationship in telecommunications between BT and EE.
BT, which has around 88,000 employees worldwide, decided to seek a new mobile partnership earlier this year.
The company currently provides a range of mobile services, primarily to large corporates, the public sector and small and medium-sized enterprises. For consumers, it has a strong wi-fi presence that it plans to build on.
BT will carefully manage the change from the current MVNO to EE to ensure a seamless transition for customers.