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Console Connect and Three launch first MVNE platform to be hosted on UK’s fastest 5G network

28th March 2023November 29th, 2023

Console Connect, a leading global Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, and Three Wholesale have today launched the first Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) platform in the UK to be hosted on Three’s award-winning mobile network.
Console Connect’s MVNE service makes it easier for businesses to create and manage their own mobile virtual networks in the UK, leveraging a 5G network that is recognised as the fastest in the country.


Using the platform, businesses can fully customise their virtual networks to meet the specific needs of their customers, enabling them to quickly roll-out new mobility products, such as 4G/5G data, voice, messaging and IoT applications.


In an increasingly competitive mobile market, the platform reduces the barrier to entry for businesses in the UK, helping them avoid significant investment in network infrastructure. The platform can also be easily integrated via API with a customers’ existing applications, making it suitable for both new and established MVNOs.


Emmanuel Bain, Senior Vice President, Mobility and Voice, Console Connect, said, “We are thrilled to work alongside Three UK to launch this flexible MVNE service in the UK. The platform provides businesses with access to an excellent mobile network, giving users the freedom to innovate and easily create new mobile services and revenue streams during a time when they need it most.”


Matt Ward, Head of MVNO, Three UK, said, “We are both delighted and excited to announce our partnership with Console Connect and the launch of our MVNE services in the UK. It is wonderful to work with partners that share a passion for offering innovative products and excellent service to customers. The combination of Three UK’s award-winning mobile network with the extensive features and capabilities of the Console Connect platform is fantastic news for any business seeking to create mobile services across a wide range of market segments. We look forward to growing our business together in the future.”


As part of a bundled wholesale offering, businesses can also take advantage of the Console Connect MVNE platform with network capacity, including wholesale airtime, roaming, internet and interconnection services.


Other features include:

  • A fully customisable interface that can be integrated via API.
  • Real-time billing that supports both prepaid and post-paid service offerings.
  • The ability to easily scale virtual networks to meet the customer base growth.
  • Through the Console Connect NaaS platform, businesses can provision, pay and manage their global connectivity in real-time and on-demand, leveraging Console Connect’s own MPLS network and Tier 1 IP network (AS3491).
  • Console Connect also offers a range of voice and mobility solutions, including IPX services, wholesale voice, messaging and global IoT connectivity.