Hutchison launches new global MVNE platform


Hue is an operator-led, end-to-end mobile wholesale enabling business using Three-owner’s network

Three-owner Hutchison Whampoa has launched a new Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) that will offer global connectivity to its partners.

Hue, which Hutchison called an “operator-led, end-to-end mobile wholesale enabling business” will give operators access to its network across Europe and Asia.

The platform is aimed at international Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and will give new entrants access to the 12 countries Hutchison operates in. Hue will also negotiate with local operators in countries outside its current footprint.

The MVNE will provide services including mobile network access (2G, 3G and 4G), customer relations management, billing and provisioning tools. It could also provide access to third-party providers, such as credit management agencies and logistics partners.

“Today’s mobile wholesale market is fragmented and new entrants to mobile are often challenged with needing to understand market nuances and regulations in different countries,” said Hue CEO Jarrod Nink.

“Hutchison Whampoa’s industry-wide credibility provides our customers with the reassurance that they will be able to connect end users to the latest 4G technology and robust networks.”

Three already runs a wholesale operation in  the UK but Mobile News understands this will alongside Three Wholesale, offering a global proposition to UK MVNO’s looking to expand internationally, and a UK proposition to international MVNOs.

Hutchison Whampoa operates in Austria, Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK and Vietnam.