Tiscali broadband have bought the broadband and voice division of fellow ISP Pipex in a deal reputed to be worth £210m. The purchase (subject to approval from the Office of Fair Trading) will see Tiscali’s share of the UK broadband market rise to around 15% making them the third biggest ISP behind “the big two” of Virgin Media and BT Total Broadband.
Pipex currently have around one million customers, with around 250,000 signed up for one of their broadband and phone bundles, 570,000 using standalone broadband and 650,000 using their phone services.
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