O2 and BT ink partnership worth ‘hundreds of millions”


Deal extends partnership first agreed more than three years ago and allows O2 to offer extended product range to business customers

O2 and BT Wholesale have extended their fixed-line partnerships in a deal the company’s claim is worth ‘several hundreds of millions’ of pounds over the next five years.

O2 entered the fixed-line market for business customers when the original partnership was agreed in 2009 and the extension deepens the relationship with an integrated suite of IT services from the two firms.

The company’s couldn’t confirm an exact figure on the total value on the partnership and said the quoted figure was as “precise” as they could be. What the deal will do is give O2 the ability to offer its business customers mobile, ethernet and fibre broadband for the first time.

“We have seen a huge increase in the demand for integrated ICT services since we launched our first offering three years ago,” O2 business director Ben Dowd said. “Our relationship with BT Wholesale brings together world-class mobile and fixed-line connectivity so we can offer our business customers the best possible suite of services now and for the future.”