Alcatel has signed an agreement with Virgin Media to be its exclusive supplier of modems for its mobile broadband services until summer 2011.
The first two modems to be released are the X080 and X220. The X080 features HSPA up to 3.6Mbps, Micro SD capability up to 16GB and automatic installation plug and play.
The X220 is slightly higher specified as it features HSPA up to 7.2Mbps and like the X080, Micro SD capability up to 16GB and automatic installation plug and play.
Alcatel UK and Ireland country director William Paterson said: “Alcatel Mobile Phones has a long history with Virgin Media dating back to 1999, when we were one of its launch handsets, and we are extremely pleased and excited that we are able to build and develop this relationship with an exclusive partnership. The Alcatel X080 and X220 modems will be the first in a range of new products coming to Virgin Media customers over the coming year.”
Virgin Media director of mobile Jonathan Kini said: “Alcatel Mobile Phones is a strategic partner for Virgin Media, and a great fit for our new mobile broadband propositions. We are delighted to be working with Alcatel for these launches which will bring our customers the best possible options for speed and flexibility for broadband on the go.”