New 3 MVNO pitched to students


3 is backing a new student MVNO offering cheap national and international calls.

The service, called ‘Uni Tel’, runs off the new 3 MVNO licence granted MVNA (mobile virtual network aggregator) X-Mobility.

X-Mobility reckons it can set up white-label MVNOs in just months, lowering the barriers to entry for potential MVNOs.

X-Mobility chief executive Wayne Myers said: “This is culmination of a lot of hard work and planning. But now we have launched we’re able to help even more brands that want to launch an MVNO service within 120 days and at a fraction of the cost of the traditional, direct route.”

3 business development director David Bickett said: “X-Mobility has created a very compelling service which suits the excellent network that we have built in the UK. We believe that the smaller, niche MVNO players will be able to profi t from the combination of 3UK’s network and X-Mobility’s MVNA service.”

Uni Tel Mobile operations director Mike Hall said: “I’m really impressed with the X-Mobility business model and really grateful of it to. Thanks to X-Mobility we’ve been able to get our MVNO service up and running quickly. We think that we have a very compelling offering to the student market.

“We’re extremely excited about the possibilities.”