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TalkTalk signs up with Vodafone to sell mobile contracts
Friday 30 July 2010 17:16:26 by John Hunt

TalkTalk have confirmed today that 77% of their broadband customer base is unbundled, up 3% on Q4 2010. The details come in their financial results released today which show that total revenue increased by 31% year-on-year to £444 million although no details of profit were included. The crucial figures show TalkTalk with 4.231 million customers at the end of Q1 for 2010/11, a 34,000 increase in customers from last quarter, showing a slight slump in the growth (the previous quarter held 42,000 net additions). The group increased the average revenue per broadband user to £23.90 for the quarter.

TalkTalk also announce today that they have signed a MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) agreement with Vodafone UK. This will allow TalkTalk to increase the amount of services available to their customers with the launch of SIM only voice and data tariffs expected later in the summer. This will allow them to enter the quad-play market next year once Project Canvas set-top boxes are launched. TalkTalk are expected to bundle a set-top box as an option to their broadband service allowing them to compete with the likes of Sky, Virgin and BT Vision in delivering broadband, telephone, and TV services.

"I regard this as a very solid performance; we maintained our momentum in the broadband market, as our brand and tariffs continued to appeal to customers seeking straight-forward, value-for-money broadband and voice services. This was achieved against a backdrop of intensive work on integrating the Tiscali base. The programme is well on track to deliver all the synergies identified, and strengthens our platform for further revenue and profit growth. The progress made is best demonstrated by ending the quarter with 77% of our broadband base unbundled onto our Next Generation Network."

Charles Dunstone, (Chairman) TalkTalk Group PLC

Comments

Posted by cyberdoyle over 6 years ago
excellent planning... good luck talk talk. quadplay. the future.
Posted by CARPETBURN over 6 years ago
Its great new to see all these companies announce increases in revenue in these financial times and to see BTs strangle and revenues have started to drop. Finally people are slowly waking up and spending their money where it is deserved.
Posted by zyborg47 over 6 years ago
Quad play is sticking all your eggs in one basket, been there, done that, never again.
Keep it all separate in future

Still would not touch Talk Talk or anything they got there feet in with a barge pole and that include Project canvas
Posted by JohnUK over 6 years ago
AOL Mobile piggybacking on Vodafone.

Sounds like some kind of nightmare
Posted by moffettronald over 6 years ago
Talk Talk & AOL are all the one. I've had connection problems with AOL since signing for their platinum package at beginning of July 2010. Every time i make or receive a phone call the connection drops out and take some time before reconnects. Numreuous call to tech support have been unable to sort it, despite promise after promise. I agreed an eighteen month contract for phone and BB with a option to cancell in the first 30 days.
Posted by moffettronald over 6 years ago
Is this legal that they can hold me to this as the they are not providing the service they agreed to. The speeds vary considerable at time.Reading the forums they have many similar problems
Posted by mattbibby over 6 years ago
@moffettronald

Sorry to be pedantic, but the issue your having isn't AOL's problem. Looks like you've got either a line problem from CAB to House or your internal phone wiring is at fault. There's some excess noise causing the line to drop out when ringing.

On the other hand a call to your ISP support should ask you to do some tests to your internal wiring and then if determined your internal wiring isn't at fault they will arrange a BT engineer to visit.

If AOL aren't following that, then suggest they do or leave and go with another ISP and follow the line issues up with them.
Posted by AndrueC over 6 years ago
@moffettronald:

http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/connectionprobs.htm

A shame your ISP can't talk you through that but it's possible it could be something else.
Posted by tommy45 over 6 years ago
That the lacking script monkeys at talk talk alias tiscali AOL and whatever else they bought, Well that will be vodafone's reputation down the pan
Posted by MarkHampshire over 6 years ago
Does anyone seriously believe that Project Canvas and BT Vision have any hope whatsoever of actually being competing products to Sky and Virgin cable TV.. fair enough it's an extra service for people who don't want a Sky dish or who can't get cable, but it's not a real alternative. Companies like BT and Talk Talk trying to position themselves as competitiors to Virgin Media in the triple play market is laughable.
Posted by herdwick over 6 years ago
" The group increased the average revenue per broadband user to £23.90 for the quarter. "

not bad for free broadband :-0
Posted by leshewitt over 6 years ago
zyborg47: "Still would not touch Talk Talk or anything they got there feet in with a barge pole and that include Project canvas"
I speak as I find. TalkTalk has been fine for us: fast (5.5mbps), cheap, reliable.
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