Vodafone to provide home broadbandMobile giant strikes deal with BT

11 September 2006

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Mobile phone company Vodafone said today it plans to enter the home broadband market by the end of the year.

The move, which comes after the company struck a deal with BT, will see Vodafone's 16.2 million UK customers offered bundled packages of mobile and broadband services.

Orange and Carphone Warehouse already offer ‘free’ broadband to customers who spend a certain amount of money on telephone contracts.

Satellite giant Sky has also entered the broadband market; it bought Easynet for £211 million last year.

The deal between Vodafone and BT allows Vodafone to use BT's fixed-line network to provide broadband services to its customers without owning the fixed-lines.