TalkTalk ditching mobile arm to focus on broadband

They're currently searching for a partner to take it over.

Multi-service provider TalkTalk are reportedly planning to ditch their mobile phone arm in order to concentrate more fully on providing high-quality broadband.

According to a report recently published by the Financial Times, TalkTalk are currently searching for a partner who would be willing to fully takeover their mobile division and have held talks with a number of different network operators like O2.

Handing over the responsibility of their mobile arm to a second party would allow TalkTalk to take a step back and act solely as a middleman and sell the contracts of its new partner out to the general British public, thereby significantly reducing their overall costs.

"We are in advanced discussions with a number of potential partners, including O2, to agree a low touch, retail arrangement that will enable us to continue to offer a compelling mobile service to all our broadband customers," stated an unnamed TalkTalk spokesperson.

TalkTalk launched their own mobile network back in 2010 so they were able to directly compete with other major providers and offer a quad-play package of broadband, TV, phone and mobile. In lieu of building their own mobile infrastructure, they elected to use Vodafone's and then O2's.

The move is part of a bigger plan from TalkTalk’s new management team which aims to take them back to their celebrated roots as a provider of great-value broadband.

Source: V3

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