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Sensewhere Supplies Location Tech to Brazilian MVNO Porto Seguro

Scottish indoor location start-up Sensewhere announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona an agreement to provide its location technology to the first Brazilian MVNO operated by Porto Seguro, one of the largest insurance companies in South America. The service includes real-time location check-ins, monitoring and notifications, panic button and emergency call. The application is … Continue reading

Sprint targets prepay users with LTE

US carrier Sprint has announced the launch of three LTE smartphones for users on its Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile prepaid MVNO brands, making it the first tier one operator in the US to market LTE services to prepaid customers. Sprint is not the first operator to offer prepaid LTE in the country, as … Continue reading

Aldi to become Australia’s latest MVNO?

German supermarket chain Aldi is expected to become Australia’s latest low cost, pre-paid mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), according to Android blog Ausdroid. The blog cited Aldi’s latest shopping catalogue which is promoting a yet to be launched service called Aldi Mobile.

Tismi Launches Retail & Wholesale MVNO Services with Roamware

BARCELONA, Spain, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Roamware, Inc., the Global Leader in Mobile Operator Service Solutions announced that Tismi Mobile B.V will be operational as a full service MVNO in UK, powered by Roamware’s MVNE platform. Tismi has a MVNO license for the UK and will use Roamware’s core network to launch … Continue reading

Who says MVNOs have to be small? TracFone now has 22.4M subscribers

Originally posted on Gigaom:
When we think of the national mobile operators we immediately recall the Big 4: Verizon(s vz)(s vod), AT&T(s t), Sprint(s s) and T-Mobile. But there’s really one more. TracFone Wireless may not own any networks of its own but it’s the fifth largest carrier in the U.S. with 22.4 million customers…

Lycamobile CEO Milind Kangle plans biggest expansion yet, with MVNO in the US

International pre-pay phone company Lycamobile is already turning over €1 billion a year with 15 MVNOs. Now, CEO Milind Kangle tells Alan Burkitt-Gray, it is planning to launch into the US Milind Kangle is looking forward to the end of February. By then — if plans go well — Lycamobile, the fast-growing company of which … Continue reading

World Premiere: I-NEW presents its pioneering “MVNO in a MiniBox,” the world’s smallest telecom system, at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

— Revolutionary technology to celebrate its premiere at the Mobile World Congress taking place from February 25–28, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain (Hall 5, Booth 5H36). — A revolution in mobile telecom technology: banks, insurers, media companies, and retail chains—I-NEW’s future-oriented technology makes it possible for companies to start a highly profitable virtual mobile network with … Continue reading

Ready SIM offers unique spin on MVNO market, hopes to sell 300K SIMs in 2013

Ready SIM, a T-Mobile USA MVNO that is part of Roam Mobility, is looking to take a different path than most MVNOs by focusing less on unlimited prepaid service and more on its unique mobile offering. Ready SIM offers customers self-activating SIM cards with

DoT Is All Set To Finalize Policies For MVNO In India

Mobile subscribers in India might soon enjoy cheaper tariffs, greater options to choose customized packages and more choices over the service providers. After 6 years since it was first proposed and after almost 3 years since the policy was cleared, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is about to finalize the policy for Mobile Virtual Network … Continue reading

Dubai’s Du Rules Out Saudi MVNO, Doubles Planned Dividend Payout

DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)–Dubai’s Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. (DU.DFM) has scrapped plans to expand into Saudi Arabia and is instead focusing on increasing revenue from mobile data and offering enterprise solutions to corporate customers, according the telco’s chief executive.