UPC Ireland has signed a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with mobile telecommunications operator Three. It follows the recent European Commission approval of Three’s acquisition of 02 Ireland.
At the launch at UPC’s Dublin headquarters Magnus Ternsjo, CEO of UPC Ireland said: “This is a strategic and exciting agreement which gives UPC the opportunity to provide another extraordinary product to consumers with the launch of mobile and to become a fully-fledged quad-play services provider.”
Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three Ireland added: “Today’s announcement further reinforces how Three’s acquisition of 02 Ireland will help drive competition by facilitating new entrants into the market, such as UPC. Three’s planned investment to develop a state-of-the art 4G network will benefit customers of Three and O2 as well as these new entrants.”
UPC’s parent company Liberty Global is in the process of launching mobile services in a number of countries across Europe. The UK’s Virgin Media already has an MVNO agreement in place.