Sky has extended its tie-up with O2 in a “long-term deal” that will see the network continue to provide the network for the Sky Mobile service.
Launched last January, Sky Mobile allows customers to roll-over unused data for up to three years.
The broadcaster says the deal “underlines Sky’s commitment to Sky Mobile and is the first step in Sky’s fixed and wireless convergence strategy, enabling Sky to keep customers connected to more of what they love wherever they are.”
Stephen van Rooyen, Sky’s UK CEO, added: “This long-term deal furthers our strategic partnership with Telefónica UK, accelerates the growth of Sky Mobile and ensures our customers continue to enjoy great service including 5G connectivity.
“Customers love Sky Mobile and the ease with which they can roll over their data and swap to the latest handset – that’s why over half a million customers have switched to Sky Mobile since we launched last year.”
Mark Evans, CEO at O2 parent company Telefónica UK, said: “Our award winning network and unwavering focus on the customer has helped us build a roster of successful partnerships.
“The extension of this agreement with Sky further optimises usage of our assets allowing us to continue to invest while helping Sky grow their mobile customer offer.
“We look forward to continuing this partnership and driving the mutual benefits it creates.”
News of the extended mobile deal comes as Sky’s latest market update revealed it’s now signed up over half a million subscribers to Sky Mobile, with 95,000 joining in the final quarter of the financial year.
The firm has also added “290,000 new TV products” in the UK and Ireland, taking its total TV customer base to 11.7 million, and reduced churn to 10.3%, the lowest level for a decade.