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Three Wholesale announces Mobius partnership to power secure NFC payments and Internet backup Three’s network to power near field communication (NFC) and contactless payment devices as well as mobile backup for data services
Premium machine-to-machine (M2M) specialist Mobius has selected Three Wholesale to power the retail and hospitality trade’s secure connected devices.
Three’s award-winning* Ultrafast network will power NFC and contactless payment terminals which will be used to process customers’ orders and transactions. It will also be used to back up fixed-line data connections during outages.
Mobius holds Payment Card Industry accreditation and provides a high security private mobile pathway, sending all data across secure connections The high data M2M market is a key focus area for Three, an operator that already carries 42 per cent of the UK’s mobile data traffic.
Lynda Burton, Director of Three Wholesale, said: “The M2M market is going Ultrafast. Businesses are seeking longevity in their connectivity solutions, speeds that often exceed local fixed-lines and tariffs that support large data consumption. The Three network is available to the M2M market through carefully selected wholesale partnerships. So we’re delighted to announce this latest agreement with Mobius.”
Douglas Gilmour, Managing Director of Mobius said, “The latest connected devices face a serious threat from hackers and criminals. It is therefore important to make sure retailers and restaurants use a secure service to protect their customers’ data. A fast, reliable data network is required for this which is why we partnered with Three.
“I look forward to working closely with Three to provide the latest data devices.”
More information on Three’s Wholesale offering can be found at:http://www.three.co.uk/About_Three/Wholesale.
*Three UK has won the following awards for its mobile internet:
- Rated Number 1 for Mobile Broadband, 3G Tablets and iPhone in the latest independent surveys by YouGov.
- Winner of Fastest Mobile Broadband at the uSwitch Broadband 2013 Awards.
- Best Network at the uSwitch Mobile Awards 2012.
- Winner, Broadband Genie Road Trip Award 2013.
About Three UK
Three is a communications company focused on bringing the benefits of the internet to mobile. We offer attractive pricing, all-you-can eat data packages, market-leading devices and a network built for data. Combined, this gives our customers the widest choice of ways to stay connected to the mobile internet.
Our network, supported by HSPA+ technology, covers 98% of the UK population. We’ve already rolled out our Ultrafast network, supported by Dual Carrier High Speed Data Packet Access (DC-HSDPA) technology to 80% of the population, and we will be adding LTE 4G services to our Ultrafast mix later this year.
In the past year we have doubled our spectrum holdings with both 800MHz and 1800MHz spectrum to support our ongoing network expansion.
Today, we have over 13,300 sites in our network and plan to add another 5,000 by 2015 to bring improved mobile internet capacity to more people in more places than ever.
At the end of 2012, we were proud to say we had just over nine million customers enjoying a great mobile internet experience on our network.
Three UK is a member of the HWL group of companies, with investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.
To find out how we intelligently manage data traffic on our network, please visitwww.three.co.uk/trafficsense For more information about Three UK, please visit www.three.co.ukor call the Three Media Office on 0845 6038333.
Mobius is the UK’s first integrated data airtime provider. We aim to prove that, in the data world, all networks are not the same and even, all SIMs are not the same.
For more information please visit, www.mobiusnetworks.co.uk.
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