Dixons Carphone looking to launch its own network
There are a lot of changes taking place in the world of mobile networks at the moment; Hutchison Whampoa (Three Mobile UK) buying O2, Sky signing a MVNO deal with O2 and EE being bought by BT.
According to an article by the Financial Times, Dixons Carphone are looking to launch a network in association with Three Mobile UK and the new network will apparently build on the group’s existing relationship with Three.
The new service is due to launch in spring and is designed to let users change certain aspects of their contract without the need to wait for renewal. This means that customers will no longer need to wait until the two year term is up on their contract before being able to adapt their tariff.
It is apparent that Dixons Carphone is ‘future proofing’, by managing their own mobile virtual network they can ensure that they don’t decline and go the same way that Phones4U went.