Friday, 20 February 2009

Extreme Mobile shelves MVNO plan - UK

Extreme Mobile has dropped plans for their UK MVNO launch owing to the withdrawal of its financier Roman Karkosik. Consequently, Ian Pond, Managing Director, Extreme Mobile UK, has left the company due to Karkosik’s decision. Extreme Mobile has also terminated its network sharing agreement with Vodafone.

Commenting on the issue, Al Gosling, Chief Executive Officer of Extreme International, stated that there were now no plans to pursue a UK mobile operator business. He further added: “The Polish businessman who came in to fund the MVNO has pulled out so the project has stopped. We have terminated the license on the venture.”