“Our strategy around third party distribution will continue to evolve,” he said. “We will still be very active in the third channel with those who can provide a high quality customer experience around our brand. We have our reasons for not dealing with some firms, but we’re not trying to eliminate third party distribution.”
Hyde also backed T-Mobile’s steady UK store roll out.
He said: “Store numbers have grown this year significantly. We will continue to expand, but it’s not part of our plan to catch up with other networks – instead it is to focus on opening the right stores in the right locations.”