EE First in the UK to Support Blackberry Enterprise Service 10
HATFIELD, England, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, will be the first UK mobile network to support BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, BlackBerry's unique end-to-end multi-platform enterprise mobility management solution. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will be available to EE's corporate and public sector business customers from 2 April 2013.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 brings together industry-leading BlackBerry security with mobile device and application management that extends across BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets. It also provides mobile device management for devices running iOS® and Android™.
One of the key features of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which offers customers with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone a 'Personal' and a 'Work' profile on the same device. With these dual profiles, work applications and data are kept separate and secure from personal content, meaning that the IT department can maintain maximum security, while the employee is able to keep their personal content completely private.
Pricing starts at £15* per month for 1GB of mobile data. All BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 price plans include user licences, server software and dedicated BlackBerry support from EE at no extra cost. 4GEE price plans are available for an additional £3 per month.
Alongside the largest range of 4G mobile devices in the UK, EE now provides superfast 4G coverage in 37 towns and cities nationwide. EE's 4G network currently covers more than 45% of the UK population and is forecast to increase to more than 55% by summer, as the network grows to cover more than 65 towns and cities. To add to this, EE also has more network capacity than any other UK operator through its 4G spectrum holdings to take care of the significant future demands of enterprise data.
Max Taylor, Director of Business, EE, said: "Now businesses can get BlackBerry's industry-leading security and mobility management solution on the UK's best and fastest network. Alongside our Secure Mobility management software, the introduction of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 means we are the only network operator to offer enterprise-grade security across all mobile operating systems, covering 3G and 4G devices."
Rob Orr, Managing Director UK & Ireland, BlackBerry, said: "BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on our decade long leadership in the mobile enterprise space with a unique end-to-end, multi-platform enterprise mobility management solution. Our BlackBerry Z10 customers on EE can already take advantage of the nation's fastest mobile network, and we're delighted that the network's enterprise customers will now be able to avail of a mobile enterprise solution that blends unrivalled security with maximum usability."
Corporate and public sector organisations can find more information on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 by visiting http://business.ee.co.uk/large-business/BES10 and http://business.ee.co.uk/public-sector/BES10 respectively.
Notes to Editors
* All business tariffs are excluding VAT
All pricing is based on 24-month plans unless stated.
EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed-line services to 27 million customers, and is the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre.
EE is the company that runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK. Its 4G service covers a third of the population, and EE continues to improve the speed and reach of the UK's first 4G network. Its fibre service already covers 50% of the population. EE's mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.
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