Vodafone has inked an MVNO ‘aggregator’ deal with Cognatel.
Cognatel has already signed up ethnic MVNO iCard Mobile – which it poached from Three.
The partnership will give smaller MVNOs easier access to the Vodafone network and will also provide flexible billing and CRM solutions.
Cognatel’s end to end, fully hosted, solutions will reduce the time it takes MVNOs to get to market and ensure that they have the right processes in place to ensure long term success.
Tim Stone, director of business development and wholesale, Vodafone UK, said: ‘Our partnership with Cognatel strengthens Vodafone’s MVNO portfolio and maintains our focus in an area which offers excellent opportunities for everyone involved.’
Mark Ashdown, Cognatel's CEO, said: ‘Cognatel can help brands reach new and niche markets by helping them create and manage their own mobile presence.
‘We will work with new partners at every stage of their development, from verifying their initial proposition through to supporting the final market implementation.
‘And we can move quickly so that they can launch their branded mobile offer within weeks, rather than months.’
Vodafone already works with Teleena, with which it set up an MVNA deal earlier this year.