As part of its strategic desire to offer a comprehensive home services package Virgin Media may consider the possibility of expanding into providing utilities services to UK customers, the Telegraph newspaper has reported.

Sir Richard Branson, the holder of the largest share in Virgin Media, has hinted that the company may look to add energy and water services to its ‘quadplay’ offering.

Currently, the Virgin company offers cable television, fixed and mobile telephony and broadband internet in its four-pronged home service package. The firm already offers combined billing for these services and could logically expand to offer a unified billing service for electricity, gas and water.

Now we’ve got a billing system for all that, it might make sense for Virgin Media to finish off and sort out gas, electricity and water as well. But I haven’t spoken to anyone about it, the Telegraph quotes Mr Branson as saying.