Virgin Media, which offers a 'quad-play' combination of broadband, TV, fixed-line phone and mobile services in the UK, has completed a three-year refinancing programme. It says this has fundamentally changed the capital structure of its business, providing greater flexibility and scope for the use of any surplus future cash flow.
The first-ever Orange Business Index, which looks at the previous year's trends in business mobile communications, shows that average data use across all Orange UK business customers increased by over 150% during 2009. The highest increase was among small business, which saw a 290% increase in data consumption to a monthly average of 16.3MB per user. Medium-sized businesses experienced a 226% increase; a monthly average of 10.9MB per user. Much of this increase in mobile data usage has been driven by the rise in popularity of mobile email and web browsing.