BT has signed a new contract with EE that will allow the fixed line telecoms giant to build a new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform and other services using EE’s 2G, 3G and 4G based UK network.
After partnering with Vodafone for several years, BT decided to seek a new mobile partner last year to assist with the delivery of its mobile services, which are primarily delivered to large corporates, the public sector and small and medium-sized enterprises.
From a consumer standpoint, BT pointed to its "strong Wi-Fi presence" and said it is planning to build on this in the months and years ahead.
The telecoms giant has vowed to "carefully manage" the change from its current UK MVNO provider to EE to ensure a "seamless transition" for customers.
It marks the culmination of an agreement that was formalised in October last year, and also leaves the door open for previous partner Vodafone to join forces with another home phone and broadband provider, such as Sky.