Truphone announces MVNO partnership agreement with BT Wholesale
UK-based MVNO Truphone, the world’s first global mobile network and SIM software pioneer, has secured a long-term partnership agreement with BT Wholesale covering MVNO access services.
With the five-year agreement in place, Truphone customers will have access to EE’s leading geographic reach. This was demonstrated by Ofcom’s most recent Connected Nations report which showed EE covers more than 86 per cent of the UK landmass with 4G coverage. That’s 2,500 square miles more than its nearest competitor. EE, part of BT Group, also continues to be the UK’s leading mobile network operator in terms of network performance, recently winning “best network in the UK” for the 17th consecutive time with the UK’s best 4G and 5G network, according to RootMetrics. EE’s 5G network is in more places than any other network in the UK with the ambition to offer 5G everywhere in the UK by 2028.
Truphone CEO Ralph Steffens said: “We’re incredibly excited to partner with BT Wholesale, the clear market leader in the UK, on this important relationship in one of our core mobile markets. It’s fantastic to be able to offer our customers the scale and reliability of BT’s network and we are really looking forward to all the opportunities this partnership will afford us.”
Alex Tempest, Managing Director, BT Wholesale said: “This new agreement is great news for Truphone customers, who will soon be able to benefit from data speeds more than twice as fast as any other network. Alongside Truphone’s success in Enterprise mobile, we have been particularly impressed with Truphone’s capability and ambitions in IoT. Customers have an ever-increasing focus on network experience and we’re proud that Truphone has recognised the value of our network and our ongoing investment as we continue with plans to provide 5G everywhere in the UK by 2028”
With this powerful new partnership in place, Truphone customers will soon see even faster connectivity across even more locations, with greater network performance than ever.
BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.
For the year ended 31 March 2021, BT Group’s reported revenue was £21,331m with reported profit before taxation of £1,804m.
British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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