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T-Mobile to launch GoSmart Mobile prepaid offering nationwide in February

Carrier to prioritize T-Mobile traffic over GoSmart traffic Mobile USA is planning to take its GoSmart Mobile prepaid brand nationwide in February, according to people familiar with the matter. T-Mobile declined to comment on the issue. T-Mobile is currently seeing strong demand for GoSmart in its test markets

Spanish MVNO Jazztel ups price war with cash-to-switch offer

The hectic price war underway in Spain took another turn following a move by MVNO Jazztel to offer its Internet customers a cash bonus to subscribe to a mobile contract. The company, which uses Orange Spain’s network, said that it plans to mimic offers typically made by energy providers by crediting customers with €200 to … Continue reading

Lebanon extends mobile contracts and establishes MVNO plans

With plans to invite bids for new five year contracts on the two operators in Lebanon, the Ministry of Telecommunications has extended the operational licenses of both mobile providers for just one month.  Both Touch and Alfa operate on behalf of the state in return for a monthly fee and the contracts are renewed once … Continue reading

The Ting $100,000 ETF Payout

We hear from people all the time that they’re going to make the move to Ting… just as soon as their current mobile contract is up. We hate to see people toil under the yoke of mobile oppression (not to overstate things). We’ve decided to take matters into our own hands.

Sprint MVNO Ting to add Windows Phones to lineup

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) MVNO Ting said it plans to add Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone 8 smartphones to its lineup later this year, following Sprint’s embrace of the platform. The MVNO did not indicate which devices it will launch but noted that Sprint has committed to bringing devices to market from HTC and Samsung Electronics.

Uff! Movil reaches 350,000 customers

Colombian MVNO Uff! Movil, owned by Bancolombia, has reached 350,000 mobile customers, according to the CEO Santiago Aldana. The MVNO plans to launch mobile financial services this year, to benefit from synergies with the Colombian bank. Uff! Movil is also looking at expanding its operations abroad, mainly in the countries where Bancolombia is present: Peru, … Continue reading

The Future of MVNOs – Strategies to succeed with MVNOs in Latin America

MVNO markets have gone through various stages of development in recent years. Since the first introduction of MVNOs in the 1990s and the second wave of proliferation in the mid-2000s, the number of players has increased and contracted in cycles. Informa Telecoms & Media’s market-leading analyst team offers its views and insights on how to … Continue reading

Suning Appliance wants Chinese MVNO license

Chinese ecommerce company, Suning Appliance, is planning to apply for an MVNO license to launch services in China. Earlier this month, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced plans to conduct a two-year trial for MVNOs in the country with the aim to increase competition. Source: Informa Telecoms & Media, Global Mobile Daily

Brazilian post office to enter MVNO market

Brazilian post office Correios plans to launch mobile services through an MVNO.  The operation is expected to be commercially launched in at least a year. Correios is expected to have a partner in this project. The post office is negotiating with Brazilian state run operator Telebras

Contract and Sim-only deals for charity MVNO

Charitable mobile network The People’s Operator (TPO) is planning to launch its first contract and Sim-only deals in Q1 and has inked a new partner deal with the Childrens’ Heart Federation. The UK-based operator, which runs on EE’s network via aggregator Transatel, launched in November last year as a Pay As You Go MVNO. TPO … Continue reading