PRESS RELEASE

28 June 2018

VIRGIN MEDIA BUSINESS TO OFFER MOBILE HANDSETS TO SMALL BUSINESSES FOR THE FIRST TIME

28 June 2018 – Virgin Media Business is to add mobile handsets to the comprehensive range of services it provides small businesses.  

  • Virgin Media Business made the announcement as it looks to provide new and innovative services for small businesses. It follows the strategic investment in a five year Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement Virgin Media struck with BT last year that gave it more control of data and service offerings.

Rob Orr, Executive Director - Commercial & Marketing, Virgin Media Business, said: “This is fantastic news for our customers; leveraging the Virgin Mobile network puts us in control of defining the new mobile offerings and bundles we want to offer our customers, rather than having to accept ‘me-too’ offers for our customers. 

“By challenging the status quo and providing mobile connectivity and services in a more Virgin way, we will be able to give our customers new mobile offers which respond to the rapidly changing needs of their businesses.”

From launch small business owners are being rewarded with hefty savings if they take both a Voom Fibre 350Mbps business broadband service alongside either a Samsung or Apple handset.

Customers can save £25 per month on the ultrafast Voom Fibre 3 business broadband with an Apple iPhone 8 or a Samsung S9+ with 32GB of data and unlimited calls and texts.  With 99% population coverage countrywide, customers will benefit from 4G that is faster on average than Vodafone, O2 and Three.  They’ll also benefit from ultrafast broadband with 5 static IPs, a 12-hour fault fix time service level agreement and access to more than 3.5 million WiFi hotspots. 

Handsets will also be offered stand-alone on either 24 or 36 month contracts, with a choice of data allowances and no upfront costs. 

Virgin Media Business continues to provide mobile services to its larger enterprise and public sector customers and late last year announced Business Anywhere, an innovative service allowing workers in the field to remotely connect into their corporate network using a mobile device.  

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Notes to Editors

In 2017, Virgin Media and BT announced a new five year Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MBVO) agreement. Under the deal, EE agreed to provide wholesale mobile network services to Virgin Media.

The deal gave Virgin Media increased flexibility to grow it's Virgin Mobile operation faster and provide new, innovative services to its customers. The full MVNO agreement, which covers voice and data services, replaced an existing MVNO wholesale agreement between the two companies and extended its exclusivity to 2021.

About Virgin Media Business

Virgin Media Business provide internet, data and telephone services to more than 50,000 UK businesses. We also partner with the public sector: with local councils and thousands of schools to improve connectivity in communities and support learning, and with the emergency services to enable them to perform their life- saving skills efficiently.

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.  

Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises.

Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones. 

Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.

Through Virgin Media Business we support entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector, delivering the fastest widely available broadband speeds and tailor-made services.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s largest international TV and broadband company. Liberty Global connects 22 million customers through operations in 11 countries across Europe subscribing to 46 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves 7 million mobile subscribers and offers WiFi service through 12 million access points across its footprint.

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