Rival broadband providers BT and Vodafone have signed a new partnership for the latter to provide services to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.
Under the newly-extended agreement, BT Wholesale will underpin the launch of Vodafone's new One Net service, which offers growing firms any of a number of packages for one single fixed price.
The deal includes BT providing internet protocol-enabled voice and broadband packages as a managed service, with the organisation offering Vodafone's customers the highest available broadband speeds in the area.
Peter Kelly, Enterprise Director at Vodafone UK, said: "BT Wholesale will provide a crucial link in our ability to offer our small business customers a complete service that addresses both their fixed and mobile communications needs."
BT recently announced it was beginning work to upgrade telephone exchanges in Norfolk to improve broadband speeds in the region.
To date, speeds in broadband "not spots" have been increased to 0.5Mb, while cities have hit 8Mb, reports the East Anglia Daily Press.