Unify signs full MVNO partnership with Three
Unify operates the fourth mobile network in Switzerland, the USA and Liechtenstein as well as full MVNOs in the Netherlands and Germany. The agreement with Three will see them extend their fast growing international footprint and customer base to the UK with a complete service launch, planned in early Q2.
Unify Mobile focuses on building a customer base targeted at the business and international communities, alongside traditional models.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Three UK”, commented Unify’s CEO Bart Verkruijssen. “Operating Unify services on the UK’s biggest 3G Network gives us the opportunity to really differentiate and offer our customers the very latest in mobile voice and data services.”
“Unify’s experience in the global mobile market, combined with our leading 3G Network, will result in new and innovative propositions for the end customer. The Unify Mobile deal is a strong start to 2011, with Three having tripled wholesale growth in 2010 amongst its MVNO partners.” said Lynda Burton, Director of Wholesale at Three.
The announcement comes as UK customers rate Three as the number one network for smartphones when it comes to speed, overall quality, ease of use and customer satisfaction in the latest YouGov Smartphone Mobile Internet Experience Report (SMIX) results. The operator has now also been named three times in a row as the country’s best when it comes to mobile broadband in the YouGov Dongletracker survey while Three also comes top in the YouGov iPhone survey.
Notes to Editors
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Three is a communications company. We are focused on challenging the industry to make mobile better for everyone.
We want to give customers a quality mobile experience and address the industry issues that frustrate them.
We were the first UK network to introduce all-you-can-eat data and offer 4G at no extra cost. We let customers roam abroad with their domestic bundle for no extra charge and do not charge for calling 0800 numbers.
We continue to look at ways of improving the experience we offer our customers.
Three carries over 45% of the UK’s mobile data. Our 3G network covers 98% of the UK population.
We launched 4G in 2014 and plan to have 50 cities and 200 towns covered by 4G by December 2014. By the end of 2015 98% of the population will be able to access 4G through a combination of new sites and deploying new spectrum.
Three is a member of the HWL group of companies, with investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.
Three employs over 4,400 people across its offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading and its 345 retail stores.
For more information visit www.three.co.uk.