TalkTalk is now offering four different options for YK companies and has revamped its ADSL and fibre-based business broadband deals. Businesses can choose between the broadband provider’s Simply Broadband, Complete Broadband, Simply Fibre and Complete Fibre packages.
The entry-level option is the ADSL-based Simply Broadband, which is priced at £4 per month plus line rental.
With this broadband deal, enterprises gain access to up to 17Mb download speeds, up to 1Mb uploads, unlimited data, a free router and a Static IP address.
Subscribers have the option of bolting a calls package on to their deal should they desire inclusive landline and mobile minutes.
The higher-tier Complete Broadband package includes unlimited calls, along with free business call features and free premises moves.
Download speeds are the same with this package – up to 17Mb downloads and up to 1Mb uploads – while data is again unlimited.
TalkTalk dismissed the intensifying battle between BSkyB and BT over sports rights as “macho boys getting super-excited” as it reported strong growth in its own television service and raised its revenue guidance. The telecoms firm attracted 167,000 customers in the second quarter for its internet-based set-top box to bring the total to more than 550,000 since it was introduced a year ago. TalkTalk said its TV service was the fastest growing in Britain and set a target for the first time of one million customers by the end of the financial year.
TalkTalk’s interim statement failed to impress analysts at Berenberg, who say the shares look expensive on all metrics. TalkTalk has seen margins move backwards, hitting a new low of 9% in the first half of this financial year – equivalent to a 48% year-on-year decline in underlying profits (EBITDA). The firm, which supplies a quad-play service of TV, broadband, mobile, telephony, is investing in its TV base but even excluding all the free TV boxes given away, EBITDA declined 14% year-on-year, said Berenberg.