A HAMPSHIRE telecoms firm has acquired 3,000 new customers in one hit.

Whiteley-based Onecom, the UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider, has acquired the entire fixed-line and broadband customer base of True Telecom.

True Telecom went into administration in November after a series of fines.

Last year Ofcom fined True Telecom £300,000 for mis-selling their landline telephone services.

On top of that a report from the ISP’s administrators recently revealed that HMRC had sought £722,916 from the provider as part of a winding-up petition.

Darren Ridge, CEO of Onecom, said: “This deal ends a period of uncertainty for True Telecom customers, whilst delivering a significant volume of fixed-line and broadband accounts to our business.

“It is our intention to support True Telecom customers to the very best of our ability in order to provide them with the value and quality of offering that have become synonymous with Onecom over the years.”Those joining us will immediately benefit from Onecom’s award-winning customer service and Unified Communications expertise.”

Onecom has offices throughout the UK, including Northern Ireland, and reports that it is on track to achieve £100M of turnover as it continues to grow through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition.

It manages more than over 325,000 mobile connections and voted Customer Service Team of the Year 2017 at the Comms Business Awards.

It is currently Vodafone UK’s largest partner.