Mobile operator Three has announced that it has acquired UK Broadband - the company behind wireless broadband service Relish, and will get its 15,000 customers as part of the deal.
UK Broadband specialises in wireless home broadband and localLTE networks. Relish is its most well-known brand - a superfast 4Gbroadband option that covers central London, but the company alsooperates public sector networks in Reading and Swindon.
So how much does a wireless broadband company run you thesedays? Three picked up UK Broadband for a cool £250 million, andplans to fold the business into its main unit. That means it'llpick up the company's 15,000 customers, but that's not the onlybenefit.
Three will also get access to UK Broadband's spectrum holdings,something that will prove invaluable for delivering 5G services inthe future.
The CEO of Three, Dave Dyson, said: ""UK Broadband gives us anopportunity to expand our ambition to provide high quality andgreat value internet connectivity for UK consumers."
The company's latest acquisition comes after Three was blockedfrom buying O2 back in 2015. The deal, worth a massive £10.5billion, was blocked by European competition authorities, leadingthe mobile operator to seek new avenues for growth.
Source: The Inquirer