Sky TV has signed a two-year contract with O2 to support over 10,000 corporate mobile connections, covering engineers and foreign correspondents in the field, and devices including smartphones, iPads, and laptop mobile broadband connections.
David Plumb, general manager for enterprise at O2, said: "Our first job is to deliver a robust mobile communications system for the company, who need to ensure that their workforces, from engineers to foreign correspondents, are able to stay constantly in touch."O2 has been tasked to deliver resilient high bandwidth data links to Sky's 2,500 mobile engineering workforce who carry out customer TV connection and service visits.
The value of the two-year deal has not been disclosed. Corporate mobile connectivity isn't the only mobile solution Sky is interested in. In September, Sky announced it was partnering with Sainsbury's to trial shopping trolleys equipped with iPad docks, to allow shoppers to view SkySports or SkyNews while shopping.