Monday, 12 October 2009

Orange signs Transatel – United Kingdom

European MVNA, Transatel Solutions, has been signed up by Orange UK to win new MVNO businesses to the network. The deal will allow Transatel to become the facilitator between Orange and MVNO start ups without the two parties having to enter into direct agreements. The new offering will allow starts ups to launch within 6 weeks of signing terms with Transatel.

Marc Overton, Orange UK’s Vice President of New Business, Wholesale and Strategy commented: "Our overarching ambition at Orange is to become the network partner of choice for new and existing MVNOs. By partnering with Transatel, we hope to achieve this aim by broadening the availability, ease and speed with which companies and brands of all sizes and from all sectors can become an MNVO partner of ours and enter the exciting mobile arena."

Jacques Bonifay, Transatel’s Chief Executive Officer commented: "We've already launched our MVNA business model in France and Belgium, and we are delighted to be partnering with Orange to expand our offering in the UK. We believe we are the right partner for companies that want to launch their own mobile offering under their own brand in a cost-effective way."