Supplier Spotlight: Granite

05/06/2020 5:09 PM By cfridrich

What is an MVNO?

what is an MVNO?

Cloud 9 Supplier Spotlight: Granite Telecom

Granite’s suite of products and solutions provides dramatic cost savings and enhanced productivity, allowing you to spend time on other important business matters.

What is an MVNO?

We all know the big four mobile carriers: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile (I suppose it's the "big three" now that the T-Mobile/Sprint merger is official).  There are several smaller cell phone carriers to choose from as well. We've all probably heard of a few at the consumer-level, companies like Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Metro, Virgin Mobile—the list goes on. Companies like this are also known as Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).


So what's the difference? The big three build, invest in, and own their own network of cell towers all across the county. While the MVNOs don't have their own network of towers, they use the networks of the big three to power the services they offer to us. Many of these consumer-grade MVNOs will "piggy-back" on one of the big three carriers. Since MVNOs don't have the additional cost of building and maintaining an enormous infrastructure, and they're often required to purchase massive amounts of service (voice, text, data) at wholesale rates to even be an MVNO, their plans are often cheaper than those of of the big three. 

That might be great for us as consumers, but what about the B2B world and corporate mobile services? Are there any MVNOs designed for businesses? 

Great question! The answer is yes! 

In addition to the "big three", Cloud 9 has several business and enterprise class MVNOs to choose from in our Supplier Portfolio. In many cases these MVNOs have several additional benefits specifically tailored to suit enterprise requirements, These business-only MVNOs are often far more flexible with plans, terms, agreements, and usually add numerous value-add services that can be crucial for corporate solution. 

One such provider we'd like to spotlight is Granite Telecommunications.

Granite Mobility offers all 4 major US and multiple Canadian/International Mobile Operators available on one platform along with a full end to end Managed Solution to address the needs of the Mobile Enterprises. With Granite's Daily Dashboard, customers have the ability to manage their plans and data pools for their entire inventory of mobility services, regardless of carrier, in one centralized portal. A dedicated Premier support team helps customers manage their data usage through Cross Carrier Pooling, Proactive alerts and the ability to backdate billing to the beginning of the month. Granite Marketplace offers customers the flexibility to amortize any device purchases on up to 5-year terms. A full suite of value-added services includes Mobile Device Management, Granite Data Control and Security, Granite Fleet, Inventory Management, along with Break/Fix, and Custom Kitting and Deployment Services.

Granite’s WAN Wireless solution complements existing technologies, such as Internet, Cable, T1’s, Ethernet, and MPLS networks. WAN Wireless products provide a cost-effective, reliable solution to help protect your business, ensuring critical communication systems remain online at all times.

Granite's Daily Dashboard empowers customers to take control of their mobility services. Through a single pane of glass you will have the ability to manage your complete wireless inventory regardless of the underlying carrier.

Granite provides a user-friendly ordering portal for mobility products and services through the Managed Mobility Marketplace. Users can customize their plan, carrier, and solution, order a range of devices, submit orders with a simple click, and track order status right up to delivery. Accounts can be arranged so that devices and its accessories come preassembled.

Customers can manage devices, applications and profiles through one pane of glass. Granite's Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution gives you visibility and control of iOS and Android devices from one unified cloud platform.

Granite's Mobile Security & Policy Compliance solution protects against a full range of mobile threats, such as phishing attacks and malicious content, and ensures compliance with your company use policies.

The Mobile Data Usage Control & Private Networking solution allows customers to drive down data consumption and costs by providing tools to eliminate overages, establish capping and throttling policies, as well as filtering and blacklisting content categories, and whitelisting business critical applications.

Granite SIMplicity provides LTE data on multiple Tier 1 Carriers across the USA on a single SIM card for 'Geographic Perfection.'

Granite even offers In-building mobile signal amplification/booster solutions for enhanced mobile coverage within any building large or small, including hotels, retail, healthcare, apartments and condos, senior living, and other large venues.
As a Cloud 9 Supplier Portfolio member, Granite is one of several Mobile Carriers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) in our portfolio. As such, Cloud 9 is positioned to help guide and evaluate the best company and solution for your needs. Contact Cloud 9 today to learn how we can help you save 20% to 40% on your corporate mobile/wireless bill. 
As a Cloud 9 Supplier Portfolio member, Granite is one of several Mobile Carriers and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) in our portfolio. As such, Cloud 9 is positioned to help guide and evaluate the best company and solution for your needs. Contact Cloud 9 today to learn how we can help you save 20% to 40% on your corporate mobile/wireless bill. 
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