6/12/2008 11:18:00 AM
EBS in talks with 3 to become virtual operator
EBS is in talks with 3 over plans to become a virtual network operator.
The Northampton-based distributor wants to launch its own b2b MVNO. The proposed deal is seen as a means to take 3 into the b2b sector.
3 is in talks with a number of potential third-party virtual network partners, as there is currently considerable spare capacity on its network for wholesale deals.
Mobile understands that any potential deal with EBS would be similar to 3’s deal with its one existing MVNO partner, Gamma Telecom, which specialises in wholesaling telecommunications services to small businesses.
Gamma launched the mobile addition to its services at the start of the year.
A spokesman for 3 said: ‘We are in discussions with a number of third parties with established distribution networks about MVNOs.’