Virgin Media has agreed a five-year deal to deliver all of Vodafone UK’s current services and future technologies, including 5G, to more than three million mobile customers.
Running until 2026, the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement will see Vodafone supply wholesale mobile network services, including both voice and data, to Virgin Mobile and Virgin Media Business.
Virgin Media’s current MVNO agreement with BT Enterprise comes to an end in late 2021, at which point Virgin Media’s mobile offering will transition to Vodafone. Virgin Mobile 5G services are set to launch on the Vodafone network before this transition takes place.
Virgin Media CEO Lutz Schuler said: “Twenty years ago, Virgin Mobile became the world’s first virtual operator and this new agreement builds on that heritage. It will open up a whole new world of opportunity for Virgin Media as we focus on becoming the most recommended brand for customers and bring our mobile and broadband connectivity closer together in one package for one price.”
A complementary wholesale agreement has also been struck between both parties in relation to the supply of network services by Virgin Media Business to Vodafone.