Sky and Telefónica UK extend Sky Mobile MVNO partnership
Sky and Telefónica UK have just announced a new long-term deal which will allow Sky’s MVNO, Sky Mobile, to continue operating on Telefónica UK’s network. Sky did not say how long the deal will last but said that it shows that it is committed to its 18-month old mobile offering.
Speaking about the deal, Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK and ROI, Sky, said:
“This long-term deal furthers our strategic partnership with Telefónica UK, accelerates the growth of Sky Mobile and ensures our customers continue to enjoy great service including 5G connectivity. Customers love Sky Mobile and the ease with which they can roll over their data and swap to the latest handset – that’s why over half a million customers have switched to Sky Mobile since we launched last year.”
Meanwhile, Mark Evans, CEO of Telefónica UK, said:
“Our award winning network and unwavering focus on the customer has helped us build a roster of successful partnerships. The extension of this agreement with Sky further optimises usage of our assets allowing us to continue to invest while helping Sky grow their mobile customer offer. We look forward to continuing this partnership and driving the mutual benefits it creates.”
According to Sky, by using Telefónica UK’s network, users will have access to 98% indoor and outdoor “population coverage” with 4G. The new agreement will also see Sky and Telefónica co-operate on the testing of- and launch of 5G. Sky Mobile customers will have access to 5G as soon as it is launched by Telefónica.
By Paul Hill