UK's Royal Mail Looking at Setting up MVNO
Published on: 12th Aug 2012
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The UK's Royal Mail is reported to be in talks with companies to set up its own MVNO service. The company has around 11,500 retail outlets across the UK, giving it a huge retail presence.
Citing an industry source, trade magazine, Mobile Today reported that the Post Office has sent out requests for information to suppliers. If an agreement is signed, the state-owned company is expected to take up to a year to start offering mobile services.
The postal service is currently in the middle of a revamp of its retail operations, which have often been seen as lagging other high-street retailers and is adding NFC based mobile payment terminals to all its store.
The company already offers landline and domestic internet access services through reseller agreements.