Sky has signed a new long-term deal with Telefónica UK that sees the mobile operator continue as the service provider for Sky’s MVNO, Sky Mobile. The two will Telefónica cooperate on the testing and launch of 5G, including a 5G test bed.
There is already 98 per cent indoor and outdoor population coverage on 4G.
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.”
Mark Evans, CEO, Telefónica UK, added: “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.”
Launched in January 2017, Sky Mobile recently launched a range of data bundles for tablets.