2019

TalkTalk moves its HQ from London to Salford.

2018

Launched FibreNation to rollout full fibre broadband to three million British homes and businesses beginning in Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough. The rollout builds on our full fibre trial in York, which has seen the city benefit from Britain’s fastest internet.

2018

2016

Our Fixed Low-Price Plans (FLPPs) launch, guaranteeing no mid contract broadband price Increases. As of March 2019, over 2.3 million customers have signed up to an FLPP.

2014

Bringing full fibre to York - TalkTalk launches a 1GB fibre network in York, making it Britain’s first gigabit city.

2014

2012

TalkTalk TV arrives and quickly became Britain’s fastest growing TV service. As a result of several high-profile content deals, TalkTalk TV viewers today have access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, as well as blockbuster movies to rent and own from all major studios.

2011

TalkTalk becomes the first internet service provider to launch a whole-home filtering service, called HomeSafe®, to all residential customers at no extra cost; keeping families safe from suspicious websites and inappropriate content. We offer an equivalent service to Business customers providing instant protection to all internet devices, called WorkSafe®.

2011

2010

 

TalkTalk demerges from Carphone Warehouse, becoming an independent company listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

2009

TalkTalk starts to sponsor the X Factor – the partnership continued for the following 10 years.

TalkTalk acquires Tiscali UK and Pipex.

2009

2006

 

TalkTalk launches free broadband, completely transforming the UK’s residential market. Our position as a challenger brand, determined to disrupt the established telecoms market, is established.

We also buy AOL Broadband from Time Warner, keeping it as a separate brand until 2015.

2005

Local loop unbundling allows alternative providers to place their own equipment in telephone exchanges, encouraging a new wave of competition and innovation.

Opal acquires Vartec, Telequip and OneTel.

2005

2004

TalkTalk launches unlimited free calls between TalkTalk customers, our first truly disruptive offering.

2003

TalkTalk is launched after the Government passed the 2003 Communications Act, aimed at encouraging challenger brands to disrupt the telecoms market.

For the first time, customers were able to switch telephone providers without installing special equipment or having to dial a prefix.

2003

2002

 

Carphone Warehouse purchases Opal Telecoms, by now a fast-growing telephony reseller, providing fixed voice services to more than 20,000 corporate customers and leasing modern fibre lines.

1995

 

Opal Telecoms formed as a telephony reseller, providing fixed line voice services to corporate customers.

1995