Next adds fixed line after merger

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Vodafone partner Next Communications has added fixed line to its business for the first time after merging with Test Valley Communications

B2B mobile dealer Next and B2B fixed line dealer Test Valley, both based in Southampton, will begin trading as a joint venture from August 1 and are expected to both trade under the Next brand.

Both businesses will now actively promote mobile and fixed line services, which include installation, VoIP and CTI computer integration in to their existing bases.

Next managing director Mark Finlayson has spoken to Mobile News previously of his intentions to add fixed line to the business, describing it as “natural step” to take.

Finlayson said:  “Telecommunications is a fast-moving, highly competitive market and we are simply responding to our customers’ demands.

“Combining our two businesses means we will be able to offer both a fixed line and mobile business solutions package – giving our customers a service which is second to none in this region.”

Test Valley Communications managing director Mark Goulding added:  “It’s really our customers who stand to benefit.  Together, we can offer what is, in effect, a “one-stop-shop”.

“All communication needs can be managed and serviced from just one point of contact, thus saving time and increasing efficiency and quality of service, something for which both our companies are well-known.”

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