Orange Belgium and Neibo have announced 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, 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, a leading global Mobile Virtual Network Enabler, to provide the technology needed to launch Neibo MVNO.
Werner De Laet, Chief Enterprise, Innovation and Wholesale Officer of Orange Belgium, said: “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, said: “Our original setup as a full-fledged cooperative 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, said: “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, FinTech and media MVNOs all over the world.”