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2012
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China Telecom (Europe) selects Everything Everywhere as UK MVNO partner

Everything Everywhere, the UK’s biggest communications company, has announced that China Telecom (Europe), China Telecom’s wholly-owned subsidiary for the EMEA region, will launch an MVNO on its network. The partnership marks the first time that a Chinese telecom operator has launched MVNO services outside China.  The strategic partnership, secured via Everything Everywhere’s mobile virtual network aggregator (MVNA) Transatel, takes the company’s portfolio of MVNO partnerships to 24, and demonstrates Everything Everywhere’s commitment to expanding opportunities for new MVNOs across the UK.

China Telecom (Europe) selected Everything Everywhere and Transatel based on the strength of Everything Everywhere’s shared T-Mobile and Orange network, which offers the biggest 3G network and widest 3G coverage in the UK, and Transatel’s flexible and technologically advanced MVNO platform, which will allow China Telecom (Europe) to launch its service in the UK within months.

Launching in Q1 2012, China Telecom (Europe) will specifically target Chinese residents and businesses in the UK, as well as visitors to the country such as students and tourists.

Marc Overton, Vice President of Wholesale and M2M at Everything Everywhere, said: “We’re delighted that Everything Everywhere has been selected by China Telecom (Europe) as its MVNO partner in the UK.  Everything Everywhere offers MVNO customers the biggest 3G network and widest 3G coverage in the UK, making us the partner of choice for MVNOs. We look forward to growing our partnership with China Telecom (Europe) in the future.”

Yan Ou, Managing Director of China Telecom (Europe), said: “Entering the UK mobile market is a strategic move for China Telecom (Europe).  We selected Everything Everywhere based on the strength of its network, and Transatel’s proven track record of getting MVNOs up and running quickly and efficiently.  We are keen to launch the service in the UK as soon as possible as there is a real gap in the market for the  provision of tailored mobile services and competitive tariffs aimed at the growing Chinese population in the UK.”

Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel, said: “Working so closely with the UK’s biggest communications company means that we are able to win exciting and strategically important deals such as this one with China Telecom (Europe).  Our technology allows businesses to launch their MVNOs to market within weeks, ensuring they can get up and running and start marketing to customers as quickly as possible. We are very much looking forward to helping China Telecom (Europe) be a successful part of the UK’s mobile ecosystem.”

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Notes to Editors:

Everything Everywhere currently has the following MVNO partners: Virgin, H3G, Telecom Plus, Ikea, Vectone, Nowtel, Matrix, Econet, Lycamobile, Cable and Wireless, i-Pass, Talk Talk Business and Intercity. In addition the following MVNOs are on Everything Everywhere’s network through Transatel:  Axis Telecom, Unicom, Priyo, The Phone Co-Op, RMmobile, Shebang, Apollo, Zamir Telecom, Team SIM, Natterbox and China Telecom (Europe).

Contacts:

Everything Everywhere Press office:

Everything.Everywhere@golinharris.com or 0870 373 1500

About Transatel

Transatel is the leading Pan-European MVNE / A. Transatel leverages its existing team, technical platforms, processes and mobile operator relationships to launch MVNOs very quickly and with low set-up costs. Transatel has developed a specific and flexible value proposition for MNOs and MVNOs to help both deal with MVNO launch as efficiently as possible. Having already launched over 100 MVNOs across Europe, Transatel continues to seek to expand its platform and its geographical presence in different countries over the coming years. Because of the strength and capacity of the Transatel platform, expertise, and market knowledge, Transatel expects to be a leader in launching new MVNOs in the UK on the Everything Everywhere network. For more information, visit http://www.transatel-solutions.com/, or send an email to info-mvne@transatel.com.

About China Telecom (Europe)

China Telecom (Europe) [CTE] is China Telecom’s wholly-owned overseas subsidiary for the EMEA region.  Established in 2006 and based in London, CTE is committed to providing consumers, business enterprises, carriers, and channel partners throughout the EMEA region with China Telecom’s proven global communication solutions and state-of-the-art European market services.  China Telecom is the foremost telecommunications provider in China and has a comprehensive range of telecommunication and information services as well as the world’s largest fixed-line communication network.  CTE currently has a wholly-owned subsidiary in Frankfurt, representative offices in Moscow and Dubai.  Positioned as the unique gateway between EMEA and Asia, CTE delivers top-speed, reliable, and secure communication solutions connecting Europe and Asia.  China Telecom has been serving businesses worldwide for decades and our customers include many Fortune Global 500 companies.

For more information, please visit www.cteurope.net or email us at marketing@chinatelecomeurope.com

About EE

EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed line services to 27 million customers, and will soon become the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre.

EE is the company that runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK, and will be launching its new superfast 4G brand – EE – in the coming weeks.

Its 4G service will cover a third of the population by the end of 2012 and its fibre service will cover 50% of the population by the end of the year.

EE’s mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.