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Satellite TV and broadband provider Sky has dismissed reports it is looking to buy UK mobile spectrum.

The firm - which currently offers television, home phone and internet services - said it has no plans to launch a mobile phone or mobile broadband offering, reports Reuters.

Earlier this week, the Sunday Times reported that Sky has held talks about purchasing mobile spectrum, which could allow the firm to launch dongle and mobile phone services.

But despite the potential appeal of Sky quad-play broadband packages - which could feature internet, TV, landline and mobile services - the firm has no current plans to enter the market.

The Sunday Times reported that Sky has held talks with Everything Everywhere over the purchase of mobile spectrum.

The firm - the UK parent company of Orange and T-Mobile - is being forced to sell off some of its share in a bid to promote fair competition.

Ofcom is also set to auction off spectrum in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz frequency bands later this year, allowing mobile operators to launch 4G services.

But a Sky spokesperson played down reports the firm is set to launch a mobile offering to rival the likes of Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and Three.

"As you might expect we regularly meet with a wide range of companies to explore and understand potential opportunities," he stated.

"While we continue to extend our leadership in mobile content, we currently have no plans to offer mobile access beyond our existing public Wi-Fi network."

Sky's wireless broadband network - supported by The Cloud - allows Sky Broadband Unlimited, Connect or Fibre customers to get free and unlimited internet access at thousands of Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots.

Subscribers are able to "browse or email whilst waiting for the next train home" or "watch TV from Sky in a coffee shop with Sky Go".

The broadband provider said Sky Wi-Fi offers peace of mind - as the service does not use up any of the customer's monthly usage allowance.

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