The UK's dominant fixed line operator, British Telecom, is looking to expand its mobile activities by creating new partnerships. The first of these, with Korean manufacturer Samsung, will focus on delivering mobile services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
As part of the deal BT will gain a first-to-market exclusive on Samsung's C6225 mobile phone, which is powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. Although BT sold its mobile arm Cellnet (now known as O2) some years ago it has always maintained an interest in the mobile sector.
Earlier this year BT dropped its mobile tariffs by over 30 per cent and bundled in extra services such as free mobile Internet, email and unlimited BT to BT calls.
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