BT deal to buy InLink

Manchester Evening News - - BUSINESS -

BT has bought Manch­ester­based com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vice provider InLink for an undis­closed sum af­ter it went into ad­min­is­tra­tion last year.

InLink, es­tab­lished in 2017, pro­vides free Wi-Fi, ac­cess maps, di­rec­tions, and USB charg­ing to nearly half a mil­lion peo­ple across the UK ev­ery week through its kiosks.

Terms of the deal mean all 494 units across the coun­try will come un­der BT con­trol.

The ac­qui­si­tion comes af­ter Sarah Bell and Steven Mun­caster of global ad­vi­sor Duff & Phelps were ap­pointed joint ad­min­is­tra­tors on Novem­ber 26.

Mr Mun­caster said: “BT has ef­fec­tively taken InLink Lim­ited out of ad­min­is­tra­tion, en­sur­ing that ex­ist­ing InLink ser­vices con­tinue to op­er­ate as nor­mal – in­clud­ing ac­cess to the UK’s fastest free pub­lic WiFi, free phone calls, mo­bile de­vice charg­ing, a 999 call­ing but­ton and an app to con­tact char­ity helplines.”

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