At the occasion of the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, EUWENA – the European Users Wireless Enterprise Network Association – welcomes global MVNO Enabler and IoT connectivity service provider Transatel (a subsidiary of NTT Ltd. since 2019) as a new member.
Founded in 2000 by Jacques Bonifay and Bertrand Salomon, Transatel has been trailblazing M2M telecommunications for years and developed breakthrough cellular connectivity solutions enabling any devices to switch between private 4G/5G enterprise networks and hundreds of public cellular networks across the globe.
“We are pleased to welcome Transatel in our association. With Airbus, Transatel were the pioneers to test the first service continuity between Air France’s private POC and public networks back in 2018.” says Christian Regnier, co-founder of EUWENA.
“Transatel fully supports EUWENA in its mission to promote the adoption of private mobile networks in Europe. As part of NTT, we believe Private 5G will become the backbone of industry 4.0. Enterprises already need hybrid public-private cellular solutions to expend their IoT operations worldwide. That is what we are committed to bring to the market with a truly global, secure and scalable IoT connectivity platform that enables service continuity across networks, independently from mobile carriers.” adds Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel.
While promoting a greater uptake of cellular private mobile broadband networks and harmonization of frequency spectrum across Europe, EUWENA recognizes the challenge of understanding the complex environment around private local use spectrum availability in each country (licensing conditions, pricing schemes, application process, …). In order to simplify this process, EUWENA has compiled a spectrum information observatory on its website. This observatory will be updated annually with a concise overview of the available European frequency spectrums, for private corporate and industry individuals who wish to implement their own private local mobile network.
About Transatel (subsidiary of NTT Ltd.)
Transatel is a global cellular connectivity services provider and a leading MVNO Enabler with more than 200 virtual mobile operators launched to date. Its worldwide 3G/4G/5G/LTE-M connectivity platform is leveraged by SMEs, as well as international enterprises such as Airbus, Stellantis, Worldline, and Jaguar Land-Rover. From Always-Connected PCs and tablets, to connected vehicles, aircraft, and industrial M2M applications, Transatel’s smart SIM / eSIM securely connect millions of consumer and enterprise devices across the world. Transatel also provides global cellular data connectivity for international travelers and distributed workforce through its Ubigi eSIM solution.
Visit www.transatel.com for more information.
EUWENA (European Users Wireless Enterprise Network Association) was set up in April 2021, following a series of parallel conversations during early 2021 between private mobile networks pioneer, Christian Regnier and critical communications industry experts, Peter Clemons and Koen Mioulet, who recognised the urgent need for a European-level initiative to promote the greater uptake of 3GPP-based private mobile networks. Christian, Peter and Koen were joined from the beginning by Antoine van der Sijs, Christopher Gehlen, Kerim Agdaci, Shaun McGinley and Thomas Hervieu, with the support and attendance of Tony Boyle and Johann Schmid at the inaugural meeting in March 2021. The founding members all share EUWENA’s common values and goals and represent companies from across Europe: AirFrance, Privinnet and LD expertise (France), Quixoticity (United Kingdom), ULWIMO and Strict (Netherlands), Sigma Wireless (Ireland), Opticoms (Germany) and Neutroon (Spain), as well as industry associations, AGURRE (France) and KMBG (Netherlands). It is expected that many more companies and associations will become a part of EUWENA over the coming months and years.
For more information, Visit https://www.euwena.eu/