Virgin Media extends network partnership with EE


The agreement means EE will continue to provide MVNO Virgin Media with access to its network and services

Virgin Media has extended its partnership with EE, meaning the operator will continue to lend its network to the MVNO.

Their agreement dates back to 1999, when Virgin Media launched as the world’s first MVNO.

Virgin Media said it selected EE for its strong reputation and its “flexible and technologically advanced MVNO platform”.

EE non-consumer chief marketing officer Gerry McQuade said: “We’re delighted that following a competitive industry tender, Virgin Media has again chosen to partner with EE and build on our longstanding and successful relationship. By choosing the EE network, Virgin Media will ensure its customers and around 14,000 employees continue to have access to the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network.”

Virgin Media chief operating officer Dana Strong said: “Combining the leading mobile network with our powerful broadband means Virgin Media customers get the best connectivity whether at home, out and about, or even beneath the streets of London. Having worked together for over a decade, this partnership between the world’s first virtual operator and what is now Britain’s most comprehensive mobile network is moving into an exciting new phase.”