TalkTalk could grow with Tiscali additionNews brought to you by Skint Tariffs, providers of cheap broadband deals.
The operator that runs the TalkTalk broadband offering has sold half of its retail business to US firm Best Buy for £1.1 billion, which it will use to increase its broadband business.
Carphone Warehouse, which is behind TalkTalk, which offers deals through skinttariffs.com, sold half its retail business but will keep its broadband offerings.
The cash could be used to upgrade its infrastructure, with some reports suggesting it has expressed an interest in Tiscali.
Its bid of £550 million is said to include only the provider's UK branch, which skinttariffs.com users can also find deals with, while leaving the ISP's Italian division out.
Research director at Jupiter Research Ian Fogg told ZDNet: "Clearly Tiscali appears to be up for grabs, and it may be that Carphone Warehouse decides that, at this stage of the broadband market... the easiest way to acquire customers is to buy Tiscali, and, obviously, that would require an investment in the short term."
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