O2: Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE)
Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE)
Business, application and infrastructure managed services
O2 looked at various providers, and decided to work with Fujitsu to build and manage the MVNE, as Regan explains: “Fujitsu stood head and shoulders above all the other options we had.”
The two companies signed a five-year managed services agreement and set about getting their first MVNO customer Tesco Mobile Ireland, on to the MVNE platform. Under this deal, Fujitsu provides all of the infrastructure and applications required to implement and operate a mobile telecoms business, apart from the radio area network which is provided by O2 themselves.
“What stood out for Fujitsu was their people: their knowledge of the telecommunications market in Ireland, their ability to work with other people in O2, and their ability to understand what we wanted and put it down on paper,”
says Tony Regan, Wholesale Business Development Manager at Telefónica O2 Ireland. “They gave us assurances that the people that impressed us most would stay for the duration of the project.”