BT had accused VMO2 of breaching the terms of their agreement by allowing its non-5G customers to be migrated away from EE’s network and to its competitors before the contract had officially expired.
BT added that it had warned Virgin multiple times and was seeking £24.6 million in compensation.
However, the High Court Justice Joanna Smith DBE ruled against the bid, describing it as “fanciful” before noting that it had “no real prospect of succeeding”.
A Virgin Media spokesperson said:
“We’ve always been very clear that we fully honoured our former mobile agreement with BT while giving our customers access to 5G as soon as possible. We’re pleased that the court has ruled in our favour and summarily dismissed EE’s claim against us.”
“we are disappointed by the court’s judgment and will now carefully review the findings before considering next steps”.