Sky confirms that Sky Mobile is on its way

Yesterday, Sky released its latest quarterly report, in which it revealed a 5% rise in revenue… and confirmation that Sky Mobile is coming pretty soon.

It'll be an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) using O2's network, and though it's been in the works for well over a year now, Sky has kept schtum on where it's at.

In the new report, Sky said that it's achieved some of the "final readiness milestones" in preparation for the mobile launch. That includes completing a number of live tests of calls, texts, and data; provisioning its own SIMs; and concluding agreements for international roaming.

"The forthcoming launch of our mobile proposition will add another major product to our UK line up," chief executive Jeremy Darroch said, "and will give our customers the opportunity to take even more from a brand known for great customer service and quality products."

As for the rest of the report, Sky said it's seen a quarterly revenue of a little over £2 million in the UK and Ireland, and added 106,000 new customers worldwide (35,000 in the UK).

It also saw "good growth" in the sale of Now TV passes, and an 8% year-on-year rise in Sky Cinema movie consumption - as well as various new products in its German, Austrian, and Italian markets.

"I'm pleased with the start we have made to the year," Darroch commented. "We finished the quarter strongly after a slower start against the backdrop of the Rio Olympics and UEFA Euro 2016. It was also a strong quarter of innovation."

Source: Sky

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