The following announcement is information from UPC Ireland before the move to Virgin Media.
UPC moves closer to launching mobile
UPC Ireland signs MVNO agreement with Three
Dublin - Friday 30th May, 2014 - UPC has signed a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with mobile telecommunications operator Three in a move that will see UPC - the leading Irish TV, broadband and phone company - enter the Irish mobile market in 2015. This agreement follows recent European Commission approval of Three’s acquisition of 02 Ireland.
Today's agreement will facilitate UPC Ireland's entry into the mobile market. Commenting at today's announcement at UPC's HQ in Dublin, Magnus Ternsjo, CEO of UPC Ireland said: "This is a strategic and exciting agreement which gives UPC the opportunity to provide another extraordinary product to consumers with the launch of mobile and to become a fullyfledged quad-play services provider. Three together with their acquired O2 business will be a great mobile network partner of ours going forward"
"Our parent company Liberty Global is in the process of launching mobile services in a number of countries across Europe, and we are delighted to strike a deal that allows us to make this step in Ireland as well."
Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three Ireland added: "Today’s announcement further reinforces how Three’s acquisition of 02 Ireland will help drive competition by facilitating new entrants into the market, such as UPC. Three’s planned investment to develop a state-of-the-art 4G network will benefit customers of Three and O2 as well as these new entrants.”