Virgin Media Business will offer mobile services to customers thanks to a partnership with EE, which will provide access to its 4G network.
Virgin Media Business – which already offers several fixed-line communications services – said expanding to provide mobile offerings would help firms use a single provider for all their communications needs.
The move will allow customers to have a single device that can act as a mobile and landline device and by partnering with EE, the firm is hoping to entice businesses that see high-speed mobile connectivity as vital to their operations.
Virgin Media Business said all devices offered by EE would be available on the service, including the iPhone 5 and soon-to-be-released iPhone 5S. Other high-end devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE are also included.
Customers can also use EE’s 3G services if they do not want to pay extra for 4G. Virgin Media Business said pricing for all contracts would be determined by customer requirements.
Duncan Higgins, director of product at Virgin Media Business, said partnering with EE was the obvious choice for the firm given the benefits its 4G network offers.
“We’re simplifying things for our customers by being the single supplier for all their telecoms needs. EE’s 4G experience over the past 10 months clearly illustrates the benefits of the technology, and their 4G network coverage is unrivalled in the UK,” he said.
“With 4G, you can get more done, work flexibly and bring your professional applications together on a single device. Remote working is now the norm and adding 4G to our services increases our customers’ options for working in a way that suits them.”
Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal.