The supermarket piggybacks on the BT-owned mobile network, allowing it to offer a range of Pay As You Go tariffs to “hundreds of thousands” of customers. The two firms signed a five-year contract in August 2014 and have now extended the deal to the end of 2020.
First rolling-out in the Midlands, the lockers are powered by Pelipod, a connected parcel delivery solution business recently bought by BT’s Wholesale and Ventures division.
The UK’s largest pay-TV firm announced plans to enter the mobile sector after rival BT confirmed its intent to buy EE, a move which made it the biggest ‘quad play’ provider of broadband, mobile, TV and fixed-line phone services.
In July the regulator published a list of competition concerns which it asked BT to address by agreeing to new governance arrangements for Openreach.