O2 set to provide UK SMEs with free access to Fixed Line & Broadband

The new package has been developed to help British Business with its communications bills and provide small business customers and new joiners to O2 with a free landline and high speed broadband access, as they work to kick start their business communications in 2012. 
Eligible O2 business customers with an existing mobile voice contract can take advantage of three to six months landline rental and broadband, free. Eligible O2 business customers that have a fixed line contract with O2 can also take advantage of the broadband offer.
Businesses currently without an O2 contract, will be given three months free, providing them with the chance to access and explore a range of tools and resources, tailored especially to support smaller business needs.  Flying start is available on 24 month contracts only and will run until the end of March.
With 4.5 million small enterprises in the UK, with an estimated combined annual turnover of £1.5 billion[i], SMBs make up the engine of the British economy. Set against the backdrop of an increasingly tough economic climate, and with fierce market competition, small businesses in particular are under ever increasing pressure to reduce costs and streamline operations, while at the same time improving operational efficiency and attracting new customers.
Claire Darley, Head of Small Business Sales at O2 said: “O2 connects people and the things that matter to them.  For small businesses that’s staff, suppliers and customers. By boosting their communications and helping to provide genuine savings we want to take a little pressure off.
By providing free access to fixed line and broadband, we’re hoping to help British business and go some way towards lowering their costs this year, whilst giving them the opportunity to explore new tools and services that provide them with support and advice.” 
For more information on the Flying Start programme visit o2.co.uk/business