Earlier this year we reported that China Telecom’s European subsidiary planned to launch an MVNO on the Everything Everywhere network, targeting Chinese residents and businesses in the UK.
The deal would be the first MVNO outside China launched by a Chinese telecom operator.
The network, which is called CTExcelbiz, is being officially launched today in London. It’s a ‘pay as you go’ service and will will offer Chinese language voicemail services along with bilingual Chinese/English customer service. Calls between CTExcelbiz users will be free.
In today’s podcast we’re talking about Netflix arriving in the UK, Yahoo! picking its new CEO from PayPal, China Telecom setting up an MVNO, data usage growing and mobile payments taking yet another step forward.
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Everything Everywhere says China Telecom (Europe) - the China Telecom subsidiary for the EMEA region - is going to launch an MVNO on its network in the next few months. It’s said to be the first time a Chinese telecom operator has launched its own virtual network outside China.
The deal will run via Transatel, Everything Everywhere’s mobile virtual network aggregator.