EE has said it hopes to bring 4G services to its MVNO partners by the end of next year, as two new businesses launched on the network.
Earlier this week, former Virgin Mobile sales and marketing chief Graeme Hutchinson launched White Mobile, a pay as you go MVNO and sister company to the calling card brand, which runs on EE's network. Talk Home has also launched this week, a spin-off from the ethnic calling card company. Customers can buy bundles of minutes on a Talk Home Mobile branded reusable Sim.
In August, EE signed a deal with Atmovia to help speed up the time it takes for MVNOs to hit the market. Jason Bellman, director of MVNO and national M2M, said: 'There are some hugely innovative MVNO propositions coming to market from mass and niche brands across a number of segments, indicating renewed confidence in our economy. The strategic move by the UK’s largest calling card brands is a great example of this. EE has a broad wholesale offering, ranging from M2M to Bulk SMS and MVNO, and this division remains a key strategic focus.
'Our ambition is to provide 4G to a number of partners by the end of 2013, and we feel this will open up a world of opportunities for both existing and new partners alike.'
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