Everything Everywhere inks MVNO deal with Econet

27 Jul 2010

The new joint venture between UK mobile network operators Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, Everything Everywhere, has signed its first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement since the two cellcos partnered up, Mobile News reports. The JV has inked a virtual operator deal with South African-based telecoms group Econet Wireless Group, and under the terms of the agreement Econet will look to focus its attention on providing low-cost international calls to African communities in the UK. Initially the service will launch on Orange’s existing network. Commenting on the development, Econet Wireless managing director Marco Signorini noted: ‘This fills a real gap in the ethnic African market.’