Vodafone picks up Gamma MVNA deal from Three


Gamma Telecom signs MVNA agreement with Vodafone, which replaces Three and becomes the network’s first deal of this type in the UK

Vodafone UK and service provider Gamma Telecom have signed a MVNA wholesale agreement, which now enables Gamma Telecom’s channel partners to become full MVNOs. Vodafone UK replaces Three as Gamma Telecom’s partner.

The deal will enable Gamma Telecom’s partners to have their own customer relationships and have direct control over price and branding, which Gamma Telecom said enables them to offer a wider range of converged fixed and mobile solutions to small businesses.

The service is targeted to go live in Q2 2011, and Gamma Telecom is looking for interested partners immediately.

Vodafone UK director of wholesale Tim Stone said: “This is a great opportunity for Vodafone’s network to strengthen the portfolios of Gammas’ partners whilst expanding Vodafone’s wholesale expertise into the fixed reseller market.”

Gamma Telecom chief executive Bob Falconer said: “This is the best opportunity in a decade for our channel partners to confidently get back into mobile services and knowing that they can compete effectively, differentiate their capability, and build real value into their businesses.”