Gartner Research

Vodafone-T-Mobile USA: How the Coming MVNO Can Cut U.S. Enterprise Cellular Costs Now

Published: 09 February 2015

ID: G00273572

Analyst(s): Bill Menezes , Katja Ruud

Summary

Vodafone's planned 2H15 launch of U.S. domestic service coverage to more than 900 current enterprise customers using T-Mobile USA's network provides businesses with a competitive alternative to incumbent U.S. carriers. U.S.-based MNCs can cut roaming costs and gain negotiating leverage.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Vodafone's planned 2H15 expansion of its Vodafone Red for Global Enterprise plan to the U.S. will provide its multinational clients with new, cost-effective, self-optimizing domestic/international voice and data options
  • Vodafone's planned expansion of One Net Enterprise would extend its mobile and fixed UC services' geographic reach, so that MNC customers can use the same service in the U.S. as they do elsewhere
  • Because the initial agreement does not cover the M2M portfolio, Gartner expects current Vodafone U.S.-based M2M customers will continue using partner cellular networks from AT&T and Verizon through at least YE17

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