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Ultra Mobile MVNO focuses on international calling, promises mobile payments

T-Mobile USA MVNO Ultra Mobile launched today with a prepaid unlimited plan that includes up to 1,000 minutes of international calling. The company also said it has so far sold almost 500,000 Ultra Mobile SIM cards to independent agents and resellers, which the MVNO said will be distributed to more than 10,000 retail stores nationwide. … Continue reading

Telesis Tanzania gets help with 4G LTE mobile broadband service

Alcatel-Lucent is to enable Telesis Tanzania to offer affordable 4G LTE services by providing mobile broadband technology, potentially stimulating economic growth as well as business and cultural life in the east African country. Telesis operates as a Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), supporting services for a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) which serve … Continue reading

Telstra signs retail partnership with Boost Mobile

Australian incumbent Telstra has signed a retail partnership with Boost Mobile, an MVNO in Australia.  Under the partnership, Boost Mobile will be marketing its prepaid offerings using Telstra’s mobile network from January 2013. The deal will allow Telstra to target the youth segment via Boost Mobile offerings. Source: Informa Telecoms & Media, Global Mobile Daily

WebToGo Announces Self Diagnostics Manager for Android

WebToGo’s Self Diagnostics Manager is a unified client-server solution which addresses the need for MNOs and MVNOs to reduce the support costs and improve the quality of service for Smart Devices. The version for smartphones and tablets running the Android Operating System is available today. Smart devices have brought a revolution in mobile Internet access … Continue reading

How To Launch A Successful MVNO?

The inaugural MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East conference features the pre-conference workshop about ‘How to launch a Successful MVNO’. This workshop, led by Edwin Grummitt and Ceri Jones of Analysys Mason will address the key considerations for any MVNO business in the evolving mobile landscape, illustrated through real-life case studies of both successes and failures across … Continue reading

TracFone’s Net10 quietly adds family plans to the mix

Net10, one of the prepaid wireless brands operated by América Móvil’s U.S. MVNO TracFone, has quietly started offering family plans, according to research firm Current Analysis. “We confirmed these plans earlier this month through Net10’s customer care,” wrote Current Analysis’ Jamie Huff in response to questions from FierceWireless. “The plans are not available online at … Continue reading

Post Event Report @ MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2012 is Now Available!

The inaugural MVNOs Industry Summit Africa took place on the 2nd – 3rd October in Cape Town – the latest addition to the renowned international MVNOs Industry Summit Series. Debate focused on the potential for MVNOs in a continent boasting relatively few MVNOs to date. Unsurprisingly regulation was at the heart of the discussion and ICASA representative Christian … Continue reading

Bancolombia launches first service with Uff after the acquisition

After acquiring 70% stake of Colombian MVNO UFF Movil in August, largest local bank Bancolombia announced its first commercial product with the MVNO.  The product, called Plan Fácil, is exclusively for Bancolombia savings account, current account or credit card clients, and allows users to pay their service bills directly from their bank account. Mobile penetration … Continue reading

New MVNO Solavei hits Puerto Rican market

Solavei, a social network and commercial platform provider, has launched a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in Puerto Rico over the network of T-Mobile, in a partnership with the cellular operator which also covers the US. Solavei’s MVNO offering is based on an unlimited service plan costing USD49 a month, including national voice, text … Continue reading

SFR launches Joe Mobile, its second MVNO

French mobile and broadband operator SFR launched has launched MVNO Joe Mobile over its network. The subsidiary’s subscribers can control their mobile flat-rate packages at any time through the internet or a mobile app. They can also cancel at any time with no contract tie-in commitments. The offer is only available online and comprises two … Continue reading