SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - October 03, 2016) - Today Otono Networks announces its partnership with ThreeUK to offer 4G LTE data plans throughout the United Kingdom for users of select iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models¹ through AlwaysOnline Wireless (AOW).
AOW already offers global 4G LTE data plans ranging from as little as one hour up to 30 days. AOW was launched in 2015 as the first global LTE service specializing in short-term, no-contract data plans for international travellers.
Three is the UK's market leader for mobile data carrying 39% of the UK's mobile data traffic and average customer data usage of 5.GB per month.
"By partnering with Three, we are able to offer service for AOW on the best 4G LTE network in the United Kingdom," says Emir Aboulhosn, CEO and Founder of Otono, "and we are looking forward to offer most flexible data plans including data-by-the-hour to residents of the UK as well."
AOW is powered by the Otono Networks technology and platform, a robust and flexible global connectivity solution that offers enablement of eSIM-based wireless services for any device.
The platform is both carrier- and device-agnostic, designed to meet the connectivity requirements of any MNO and integrate with any platform or technology standard. Otono's expertise in eSIM provisioning and management makes it an excellent option for launching eSIM-enabled products quickly and easily.
"We are committed to supporting our partners launch innovative and exciting services," comments Ross O'Connor, Business Development Manager for MVNOs at ThreeUK. "This deal will help those UK customers who wish to snack on data while they are on-the-go and to free UK visitors from the worry of returning to a nasty bill following their trip."
¹ 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular models are compatible with Apple SIM and all deliver ultra-fast wireless connectivity with support for a wide range of LTE bands and other fast cellular network technologies (DCHSDPA, HSPA+). Apple SIM is configured in Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the U.S. and U.K. and is available for individual purchase at Apple Store locations in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the U.S.
Otono Networks Inc is an emerging global technology-based telecom with multiple carrier-supported networks out of Vancouver, Canada. Otono's platform is primarily focused on flexible, global connectivity and mobile enablement solutions using both traditional SIM and eSIM technology, allowing easier and faster network integration. Otono is the parent company of several mobile services, including Roam Mobility for USA, Roam Mobility for Canada, ZIP SIM, and AlwaysOnline Wireless (AOW). For more information about Otono and its products and services, visit www.otono.com.
About Three UK
Three is a communications company. We are focused on making mobile better for everyone. We want to give customers a quality mobile experience and address the industry issues that frustrate them. We continue to look at ways of improving the experience we offer our customers. Three carries 39% of the UK's mobile data. Our network covers 98% of the UK population. Three UK is a member of CK Hutchison Holdings, which also has investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam. Three employs over 4,400 people across its offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading and its 324 retail stores. For more information visit www.three.co.uk