25/04/19

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Orange Belgium welcomes a new virtual operator on its network: Neibo

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Orange Belgium and Neibo announced today that they have reached an agreement allowing Neibo’s future customers to use Orange Belgium’s leading 4G network for the coming years.

Orange Belgium is happy to welcome Neibo, Belgium’s first mobile telephony cooperative, on its mobile network. Neibo chose the cooperative model to pursue a fairer economy with the ambition to allocate its profits in sustainable and local businesses only.

Following a call for funds of 250,000 euros, Neibo is currently putting the final touches to its commercial offer and as of September 2019, its customers will be able to call, text and surf seamlessly via the Orange Belgium network. Neibo called on Effortel, the leading global Mobile Virtual Network Enabler, to provide the technology needed to launch Neibo MVNO.

Werner De Laet, Chief Enterprise, Innovation & Wholesale Officer of Orange Belgium, explains: “I am very happy to start this new collaboration with the first entirely citizen-led cooperative in Belgium. Thanks to our top-performing 4G network that covers nearly 100% of the Belgian population, Neibo’s customers will benefit from advanced mobile solutions”.

Neibo CEO Quentin Verstappen confirms: “Our original set-up as a full-fledged co-operative for and by citizens is taking shape and I am delighted that our customers will be able to benefit from Orange Belgium’s state-of-the art mobile network shortly. Effortel’s thorough expertise and experience in enabling advanced MVNOs around the world was also very important to us”.

Arkadi Panitch, CEO of Effortel, adds: “As a specialist in enabling innovative MVNO business models, we are excited to welcome a cooperative-based MVNO on our global platform along with bank, retail, fin tech and media MVNOs all over the world”.

 

About Orange Belgium Orange Belgium is a leading telecommunications operator on the Belgian market with over 3 million customers; Orange is also active in Luxembourg through its subsidiary Orange Communications Luxembourg. As a convergent actor, we provide mobile telecommunications services, internet and TV to private clients as well as innovative mobile and fixed line services to businesses. Our high-performance mobile network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G+ technology and is the subject of ongoing investments. Orange Belgium is a subsidiary of the Orange Group, one of the leading European and African operators for mobile telephony and internet access, as well as one of the world leaders in telecommunications services for enterprises. Orange Belgium is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange (OBEL).

More information on: corporate.orange.be, www.orange.be or follow us on Twitter : @pressOrangeBe. Press contact Isabelle Vanden Eede – isabelle.vandeneede@orange.com  +32 (0) 474 77 77 28 press@orange.be

Contact investors Anna Castano Lopez – ir@orange.be - +32(0)2 745 80 92

About Neibo

Neibo is a Belgian mobile telecommunications operator in the form of a cooperation 100% owned by and dedicated to citizens. The network will be launched in September 2019. We provide mobile telecommunications services to private clients and businesses, all over Belgium.

More information on: www.neibo.be or follow us on Facebook: @neibocoop

Press contact Christophe Marquez – christophe@neibo.be +32 (0)2 681.00.44 Noémi Grandjean – +32 (0)2 681.00.44 hello@neibo.be

About Effortel

Effortel is an award-wining Belgium-based mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) operating in Europe, Africa, Asia and Russia. It is the only MVNE worldwide that has deployed and is running a centralised real-time IN and BSS (intelligent network) system. It is currently integrated with six mobile operators across three continents and five countries (Belgium, Italy, Russia, Taiwan, and Kenya). Effortel manages multiple MVNOs on its platforms - three MVNOs in cooperation with Carrefour (Carrefour Mobile Belgium, Carrefour Uno Mobile Italy and Carrefour Telecom Taiwan), as well as providing MVNE services to Daily Telecom, Optima, Taza Mobile, TotalERG and Vodafone in Italy, VOO in Belgium, Equitel in Kenya, as well as TTK Mobile in Russia on Tele2 Russia network. Several other MVNOs including Carrefour Mova (Poland), FM Group (Poland), Samatel (Oman Sultanate), Vodafone Malta, Bakcell (Azerbaijan) and Vodafone Bladna in Italy have been enabled by Effortel.

In total, Effortel manages close to five million subscribers across 11 MVNOs on its platform.

For more information and contact details, visit Effortel at www.Effortel.com

Press contact Liudvikas Andriulis – ian@effortel.com +37065900050