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The People’s Operator ditches EE network in favour of MVNO agreement with Three

James Pearce
November 3, 2015

Charity MVNO has signed wholesale agreement with Three that will go live in Q1 2016 and see it offer 4G services

Charity MVNO The People’s Operator has ended its MVNO agreement with EE aggregator Transatel in favour of a direct wholesale agreement with Three, it has announced.

TPO will launch 4G services next year, it said, after striking the new deal with Three, bringing an end to its three-year partnership with Transatel, with its 50,000 subscribers due to be migrated over from EE’s network during Q1.

TPO CEO and co-founder Mark Epstein (pictured above) said: “Our new wholesale agreement with Three UK targets delivery of mobile network coverage, including 4G, to our customers from the first quarter of 2016.

“It also allows us to continue to deliver competitive plans to our customers whilst marking a significant step towards the profitability of our UK business.”

The People’s Operator is a charity MVNO that allows its subscribers to direct 10 per cent of what they spend towards a charity of their choice. It also donates 25 per cent of all its profits to charitable causes.

TPO is the latest MVNO win for Three Wholesale, following agreements with Carphone Warehouse MVNO ID Mobile, and JOi earlier this year.

Three UK director of wholesale Lynda Burton said: “We are excited about partnering with The People’s Operator, bringing the strength of our network to their innovative and unique social media platform that supports good causes.

“Three is committed to the wholesale market. TPO joins our growing stable of MVNOs on the UK’s most reliable network.”

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