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United Networks Operational Update

February 2, 2017 Tech No Comments Email Email
  1. Highlights 
  • Launch of new United Networks Wi-Fi App; and
  • Supplier costs of data to United’s SIM products will decrease by up to 50%. 

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  1. Background

United Networks Limited (“United”) is an ASX listed international Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (“MVNE”) providing telecommunications, data and value added services. United has operations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Malaysia, providing services in more than 190 countries. 

  1. Wi-Fi App

 In January 2017 United introduced an Unlimited Data Wi-Fi App under its own name and “White Labelled” for its corporate customers.  The first of those customers, London Drugs in Canada, is launching the first promotion in February 2017 across all stores and online. Selected existing White Labelled partners and new partners have begun testing the app and we anticipate the commercial rollout of the App under its clients’ brand name(s) progressively from March 2017.

The Unlimited Data Wi-Fi App:

  • Costs less than 50 cents a day;
  • Utilises over 57 million hotspots globally in over 120 countries;
  • Connects seamlessly to hotels, trains, airports and open and public Wi-Fi outlets with a single logon;
  • Works on Android and Apple iOS operating systems; and
  • Is downloadable from the United’s website and at www.unitedglobalsim.com.
  1. SIM Data Costs

The cost of providing data via SIM has become significantly cheaper for United.  In pricing schedules delivered to United to apply from 1 February 2017, United’s costs of third party provision of data are likely to decline by up to 50%.

This has meant that for the Global SIM product, United has:

  • reduced its pricing by 50% on its 1GB packs;
  • made 2GB data packs available for less than 5.4 cents a MB; and
  • added more countries to the packs.

From a corporate partner perspective, both products can be combined to offer better and more cost effective offers to their customers across multiple mobile platforms

  1. Commentary

According to United CEO, Mr Nicholas Ghattas, these developments were designed to answer the concerns that many travellers had about high and unknown data costs and in the process, make the offerings more valuable to its white label partners.

We can now offer Unlimited Wi-Fi for $0.50 a day and a more cost effective mobile data product than our competitors, with greater data availability in more countries, whilst reducing the cost of distribution,” Mr Ghattas said.

“We expect the business effects for United to be higher volumes and take up while maintaining margins in offering cheaper and better products,” Mr Ghattas said.

United has over 20 white label corporate partners and is currently trialling its Global SIM and Unlimited Wi-Fi app with new potential corporate partners.

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