Transatel and BT renew award-winning partnership to enable 5G for UK MVNOs

4 years ago

Helping UK MVNOs stay ahead 

The renewed partnership means that MVNOs of all sizes, in a broad spread of industries, continue to benefit from Transatel’s value-added services. In the UK, that includes utility companies (Utilita, Ecotalk), community-basedMVNOs (China Telecom Europe), B2B reseller MVNOs (Abzorb), and retail MVNO brands (Plusnet, The Phone Co-op). Transatel’s partnership with BT Wholesale has also helped it expand beyond traditional MVNOs to serve charitable organisations, local providers, food distributors and discounters.

Alex Tempest, Managing Director BT Wholesale said: “For over 12 years, we have proven a successful relationship with Transatel, and as we firmly enter a period of data-driven business outcomes, we are very pleased to support Transatel with superior voice and data solutions, from the UK’s number one network. As the largest wholesale provider of telecommunications services in Europe, BT values working with Transatel and its customers to grow our wholesale business.”

With the agreement in place, Transatel will have enhanced access to EE’s leading coverage footprint, with 4G available approximately 95% of the time according to Opensignal analysis, higher than any other MNO. EE, part of BT Group, also continues to be the UK’s leading mobile network operator in terms of network performance, recently winning best network for 4G and 5G according to RootMetrics. EE’s 5G network is now live in over 100 locations across the UK, more than any other network. 

Jacques Bonifay, Transatel’s CEO, concurs: “Our clients enjoy a true competitive advantage through our relationship with the UK’s best network. It’s the strongest foundation for building value-added services such as cutting-edge online charging systems, real-time CDRs, and Fixed-Mobile Convergence. And it’s a guarantee of quality and reliability that our clients can use to reduce churn.”

About Transatel

Now a member company of NTT Group, one of the largest telecom companies in the world, Transatel offers an unparalleled, eSIM-capable, cellular solution for global and secure IoT connectivity. Since its inception in 2000, the company has launched over 170 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators), establishing Transatel as the leading European MVNE/A (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler/Aggregator). Having acquired expertise in Machine-to-Machine connectivity, the company easily transitioned into the Internet of Things, where it now addresses the three market segments of automotive, laptops and tablets, and the industrial IoT. Please visit for more information.

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