11 October 2006

UK - Carphone Warehouse buying AOL UK

Carphone Warehouse has won the auction to buy the UK's third-largest internet provider, AOL UK. BBC business editor Robert Peston said Carphone Warehouse, owner of the TalkTalk broadband and phone offering, was paying £370m for the operation. AOL UK has 2.1 million customers across the country - 600,000 on dial-up and 1.5 million with broadband connections.