8 Sep 2009

Orange and T-Mobile set to merge their UK operations 

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom today announce that they have entered into exclusive negotiations to combine T-Mobile UK and Orange UK in a new 50:50 joint venture company.

The new joint venture will create the UK’s leading mobile operator. It will have a combined mobile customer base of around 28.4 million, representing approximately 37 percent of UK mobile subscribers*, based on figures at end December 2008. By integrating Orange’s broadband activities, the joint venture will also have the capabilities to offer convergent solutions to its customers in the future.

The companies claim that the combination of Orange and T-Mobile will bring substantial benefits to UK consumers resulting in expanded network coverage and enhanced indoor and outdoor network quality for 2G and 3G services. The combination will place the joint venture in a better position to invest in innovative new services and to exploit new technologies. The new enlarged business will also be able to compete more effectively with the other two large mobile operators in the market, Vodafone and O2.

What do you think? Good news for mobile customers in the UK - or will fewer larger operators simply result ultimately in less competition? Have your say below!

Comments

No comments so far - Why not be the first?

Add your own comment!

Access code : 9797

Recent reviews

871377 Doro 8030 8 GB SIM Free Smartphon871502 Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker for iOS Androi871499 Game Crazy Ring871372 Panda Internet Securit871501 pny action charge871373 Huawei MateBook 12 Inch 2 in 1 Tablet with Keyboar871371 gillette rogue one razo871363 Epson Expression Home XP 442 All in One Wi Fi Printe871370 Optoma BE Sport3 Wireless Bluetooth In Ear Headphon871362 BUFFALO TeraStation 3210D 2 Bay 8 TB RAID NA871360 Gamehouse Wisbey Myster871226 archos_50saphir large_0