EE signs MVNA deal with Atmovia


Operator signs second MVNA partnership with firm it claims can support rapid tariff changes and large customer bases for MVNO customers

Everything Everywhere has signed a new partnership with mobile virtual network aggregator (MVNA) Atmovia.

The partnership is the second the operator has signed with an MVNA following its deal with Transatel.

EE claims that Atmovia, a subsidiary of the Viacloud Group, enables MVNOs to handle large customer bases of up to 7 million “out of the box” using Nokia Siemans Networks.

The operator said Atmovia will also allow MVNOs on its platform to roll out new tariffs within 10 minutes using a self-serve portal.

Everything Everywhere vice president of wholesale and M2M Marc Overton (pictured) said: “This is a very exciting step in the evolution of the MVNA market, and will allow small and large MVNOs alike to establish themselves in the market quickly and efficiently, giving them ultimate control over the service they offer their customers.

Viacloud Group managing director Ahmed Alumran said: “We have made a significant investment in the Atmovia platform and our relationship with Everything Everywhere, because we believe there is a very real market opportunity in providing this level of infrastructure and functionality to MVNOs in the UK and across Europe.

Atmovia chief operating officer Richard Williams said: “We don’t believe that anyone else has done what we have; investing in the highest-spec, carrier grade technology for our platform, and taking the time to fully integrate it with our MNO partner.

“Our MVNO customers will benefit from this investment directly, as they are able to quickly react to changing market conditions and offer their own customers the flexible and high-quality service they expect, on a network that – like us – is investing great amounts of time and money to provide the best service for its customers.”

EE has direct MVNO relationships with 13 MVNOs including Virgin and Ikea, and indirectly provides network services for a further 10 through Transatel.