China Telecom announced its MVNO partnership with Everything Everywhere in January.
The first Chinese-owned MVNO to be operated outside China has been launched by China Telecom and Everything Everywhere.
China Telecom’s MNVO (mobile virtual network operator) runs on Everything Everywhere’s UK network and is tailored specifically to Chinese people living in and visiting the UK.
China Telecom (Europe) MD Yan Ou said: ‘We are very excited to launch the CTExcelbiz brand into the UK, and offer the Chinese population here services that have not been available to them before. With Transatel’s help, we have been able to get up and running very quickly, and we look forward to expanding our international relationship with Everything Everywhere to launch in other European markets over the coming months.”
“With increasing numbers of Chinese visitors to the UK, we will be rolling out innovative and targeted mobile services to our customers,” said Yan Ou, Managing Director of China Telecom in Europe.
“These will include the provision of a local Chinese number for friends and family to call; a chat application for customers to share content with each other; and an information service hotline in Chinese targeted at travellers to the UK, to name just a few.”
Everything Everywhere VP of wholesale and M2M Marc Overton said: ‘We’re delighted that CTExcelbiz has been readied for launch in just a few months. China Telecom Europe has some exciting plans for this brand, and Everything Everywhere will ensure they have all the tools they need to provide their customers with the outstanding voice and mobile data capabilities you would expect from the UK’s largest mobile communications company.’