Everything Everywhere, the first British operator with 4G mobile coverage, plans to allow MVNOs use their 4G network by the end of next year.
EE announced that they want MVNOs to piggyback on their 4G network to extend 4G capabilities to independent mobile providers. Lately EE entered into cooperation with two new MVNOs: White Mobile and Talk Home. As of now these two new operators will provide pay as you go SIM cards and a standard 3G network. However, EE is determined to also enable 4G to MVNO s. They said ‘Our ambition is to provide 4G to a number of partners by the end of 2013, and we feel this will open up a world of opportunities for both existing and new partners alike’.
EE has over 25 MVNO s running on their network, which is a joint T-Mobile and Orange infrastructure. In summer 2012 they signed a deal with Atmovia, a network aggregator, to make the launch process easier for MVNO s . Clearly EE plans to increase the number of MVNOs running on their network next year and they claim that they are not only interested in traditional PAYG SIM card operators.