Some good news for EE BlackBerry 10 business users here in the UK. The company (formally Orange and T-Mobile) have announced that they will be the first UK network to support BES 10.
One of the major benefits to users will be BlackBerry Balance which will give business users the ability to seamlessly switch from work to personal mode. The IT department will still have control over the work side of things but once in personal mode users can download whatever apps they wish without IT having access to personal information.
The other advantage that EE has here in the UK is that they are still the only carrier that currently offer LTE. It isn't nationwide yet, but the cities with 4G are growing every month and by the end of the year I believe that EE plan to have 98% of the UK covered.
Pricing starts at £15 per month for 1GB of mobile data. All BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 price plans include user licenses, server software and dedicated BlackBerry support from EE at no extra cost. 4GEE price plans are available for an additional £3 per month.
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 unrivaled security with maximum usability.”
Looking good EE. Keep up the fine work.