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Three & Mobius Partnership

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.”

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.

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