Massive growth in virtual telcos predicted

Telecomms carrier says market set to mushroom

As the demand for telecomms services increases, more and more household names will start operating as telecomms resellers. This trend could increase ten-fold, according to ACC and will high street brands follow the example Dixons set when it launched its Freeserve ISP. Rod Ritson, director of resale at ACC Telecom, said: " Consumers are increasingly happy to buy services from their favourite brands. That’s why we’ve seen Manchester United become an ISP and Tesco become a bank." The company said it has carried out research into this market and claims to have witnessed a 60 per cent increase in enquiries from non-telecomms based companies looking to expand into this sector. ®

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