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China Telecom launches MVNO service in UK
23 May 2012
China Telecom Europe becomes first Chinese telecom operator to launch MVNO services outside China
China Telecom’s European subsidiary has launched its first mobile virtual network, starting in the UK with a offer based on Everything Everywhere infrastructure.
The operation, branded CTExcelbiz, is designed to offer pay-as-you-go mobile service to meet communication necessities of the UK’s Chinese population, the company said.
Ou Yan, managing director of China Telecom Europe, said: “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.”
China Telecom Europe, with its partnership with Everything Everywhere, will offer 3G network coverage, HSPA+ and 3.5G to its customers.
Marc Overton, vice president of wholesale and M2M at Everything Everywhere, said: “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.”
Everything Everywhere is the UK-based joint venture of France Telecom-Orange and Deutsche Telekom, and operates the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK. GTB
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