China Telecom Europe will launch its CTExcelbiz MVNO in the UK later this month, which is aimed at the UK's Chinese population.
The MVNO is partnering with Everything Everywhere and its MVNA partner Transatel and will launch tomorrow (22 May). CTExcelbiz is a prepay service aimed at the Chinese community in the UK, across permanent residents, students or tourists. The service will offer Chinese language voicemail services, a bilingual Chinese-English customer service hotline and website, unlimited free calls between users and 'highly competitive' low-cost bundles.
China Telecom (Europe) MD Yan Ou said: 'We are very excited to launch the CTExcelbiz brand into the UK, and offer the Chinese population here services that have not been available to them before. With Transatel’s help, we have been able to get up and running very quickly, and we look forward to expanding our international relationship with Everything Everywhere to launch in other European markets over the coming months.
'With increasing numbers of Chinese visitors to the UK, we will be rolling out innovative and targeted mobile services to our customers. These will include the provision of a local Chinese number for friends and family to call; a chat application for customers to share content with each other; and an information service hotline in Chinese targeted at travellers to the UK, to name just a few.'
Everything Everywhere VP of wholesale and M2M Marc Overton said: 'We’re delighted that CTExcelbiz has been readied for launch in just a few months. China Telecom Europe has some exciting plans for this brand, and Everything Everywhere will ensure they have all the tools they need to provide their customers with the outstanding voice and mobile data capabilities you would expect from the UK’s largest mobile communications company.'
China Telecom announced its MVNO partnership with Everything Everywhere in January.
Editor: Graeme Neill