Virgin Media Business Launches Enterprise-Class 4G Service

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Will sell access to EE’s 4G network with a range of business benefits

Virgin Media Business has launched its own 4G service, designed specifically for enterprise users. It will run on the network provided by EE, which was the first mobile operator to have a working 4G service in the UK.

As Virgin extends its portfolio, it says customers will be able to cut costs and reduce complexity by buying all of their communications services from a single supplier. The new contracts also offer a range of business-related benefits.

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VMB’s new Business Mobile package is compatible with all 4G mobile phones. For owners of older smartphones, the service is also available in 3G.

Mobile Tower (c) Kathathep, Shutterstock 2013At the moment, EE’s superfast network is covering 60 percent of the country, and is already available in 105 towns and cities. Earlier this month, the company announced that over one million of its customers were using 4G connectivity.

Both O2 and Vodafone have launched their 4G services at the end of August. Three is expected to roll out its own superfast network in December.

“We’re simplifying things for our customers by being the single supplier for all their telecoms needs. EE’s 4G experience over the past ten months clearly illustrates the benefits of the technology and their 4G network coverage is unrivalled in the UK,” said Duncan Higgins, director of products and marketing at Virgin Media Business.

“With 4G, you can get more done, work flexibly and bring your professional applications together on a single device. Remote working is now the norm and adding 4G to our services increases our customers’ options for working in a way that suits them.”

Besides voice and data, VMB subscribers also get access to mobile email services, the ability to connect their desk phone and mobile seamlessly, online portals for billing and telephone support.

“Virgin Media Business’ Business Mobile service will bring more choice for businesses in the UK to have a single supplier for their mobile and fixed communication needs. Having a single supplier can help businesses in achieving operational cost savings, and is also more convenient to have a single point of contact for billing and support,” commented Shailendra Pandey, analyst at Informa.

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