Sky To Launch New Mobile Phone Service

A new mobile phone service is to be launched by pay-TV company Sky in partnership Telefonica, O2's Spanish parent company.

Sky, adding mobile to its internet, landline and TV, will use Telefonica UK's wireless network to offer the new service.

Sky said it is making the move to advance the company in "quad play", which is believed to be next growth area for telecoms companies and broadcasters.


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