Our mission

To be a trusted and credible partner to our EE and Three, delivering and managing the best network at the lowest cost.

Technically that means we look after all the shared aspects of the 3G radio access network from design and planning through to managing site operations. We also support EE’s 2G network and both EE and Three’s 4G network. Using our expertise we bolster network speed, coverage and capacity across the UK. We ensure that the network is always optimised so EE and Three’s customers can make calls, watch movies, Skype a friend or simply upload and share a picture without delays or disruptions whenever they want.

And that’s big. It’s a multi-award winning network, topping many UK network performance tables. There are tens of thousands of cell sites and millions of customers making billions of calls and using vast volumes of data. We manage into huge global organisations through partnerships with Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei to name a few, harnessing the power of big effective relationships to help us to get great results. And we’re accountable for some big money. Spending every single penny as if it were our very own.

But we’re also much more than a network. At the heart of MBNL and at the core of our success is a small team of bright and hugely passionate people who believe that what they do each day makes a difference.

A little bit of history

T-Mobile and Three join forces in a ground breaking network share agreement and create joint venture MBNL to deliver and operate shared 3G network
T-Mobile and Three join forces in a ground breaking network share agreement and create joint venture MBNL to deliver and operate shared 3G network
MBNL management team is formed and the HQ moves from Elstree Tower, London to current office in Amerhsam, Bucks
MBNL management team is formed and the HQ moves from Elstree Tower, London to current office in Amerhsam, Bucks
MBNL hits major network integration milestone of 12,000 sites through Godiva programme
MBNL hits major network integration milestone of 12,000 sites through Godiva programme
Following the earlier 2009 merger with T-Mobile, Orange joins MBNL network in 2010 under Everything Everywhere (now EE) and new phase of integration begins
Following the earlier 2009 merger with T-Mobile, Orange joins MBNL network in 2010 under Everything Everywhere (now EE)  and new phase of integration begins
UK’s first 4G network launched under newly re-branded EE in 11 cities
UK’s first 4G network launched under newly re-branded EE in 11 cities
EE and Three sign new network share agreement (Project Coventry) that sets out five year plan. MBNL focus shifts from integration to management. Three launch their own 4G service in 4 cities in December
EE and Three sign new network share agreement (Project Coventry) that sets out five year plan. MBNL focus shifts from integration to management.

Three launch their own 4G service in 4 cities in December
MBNL continue to focus on mission with ambiitous plans for 2014-2016. Circa 18k RAN sites and the network now carries 75% of UK mobile data traffic
MBNL continue to focus on mission with ambiitous plans for 2014-2016. Circa 18k RAN sites and the network now carries 75% of UK mobile data traffic
MBNL focusses on our people and process with the launch of the MBNL Way
MBNL focusses on our people and process with the launch of the MBNL Way
The telecoms landscape is changing. EE joins the BT group in Jan 2016
The telecoms landscape is changing. EE joins the BT group in Jan 2016

Our leadership team

Pat Coxen

Managing director

Gervase King

Finance director

Juliette Wallace

Business Planning & Property director

Keith Groombridge

Network Design, Planning and Deployment Director

Nikos Babalis

Operations director

Mike Corrigall

IT director

Sarah Molloy

Head of People

Romny Gray

Legal Director