Virgin are to add an HSDPA broadband service to their product portfolio following a contract renewal that extends the contract for 6 years. Virgin are believed to have been in discussions with another wholesale partner but renewed the deal with T-Mobile. The renewal of the contract is thought to be on more favourable terms which could lead to the Virgin mobile products being more competitive. They will be able to provide mobile broadband services using HSDPA on both contract and a pay as you go basis.
"We signed a contract amendment with them back in June to include the provision of HSDPA services. We have a strong relationship with Virgin Mobile under a long-term contract."T-Mobile spokesperson
Virgin mobile broadband products are thought to be available by Christmas.