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tyntec Research Finds the US Lags Behind Emerging Markets in Mobile Messaging and Social Usage While Brazil Outpaces the World in Mobile Growth

Brazil sends the most SMS – 30 per day – and makes the most frequent (5+) updates to social networks like Facebook San Francisco, Calif. – August 20, 2013 – New international research by mobile interaction specialist tyntec and YouGov reveals startling variations in mobile and social usage between the US, UK and emerging countries: … Continue reading

Ciao enters US market with mobile IPTV

Ciao Telecom, which operates in South America, Europe and the Middle East, has announced its entry into the United States with a mobile phone service running on the Sprint network as an MVNO. It will offer IPTV as an add-on to the offering. Ciao provides international calling plans, a full line of state-of-the-art smart phones … Continue reading

Cosmote and RCS&RDS set list of MVNO operational terms

Romanian telecom operators, Cosmote and RCS&RDS, have published a list of commercial terms that they have proposed to companies that wish to use their networks, in order to operator as MVNOs and offer mobile services in Romania. RCS&RDS, for example, has enforced a monthly charge of €8,000 (US$10,673) for technical, commercial and financial services that … Continue reading

Orange attacks ‘anticompetitive’ SA operators

The French operator has attacked what it calls “anticompetitive” behaviour by some South African mobile operators, including Vodacom and Telkom Mobile. By Duncan McLeod. Orange, the giant French telecommunications operator that wants to launch a full-service mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in South Africa, has accused some of the country’s mobile operators — specifically naming … Continue reading

Have you mapped out your 2013 MVNx strategy? We have, and it looks like this!

Have you booked your dates for the 2013 second half MVNOs Industry Summits? Here is a short summary on the MVNOs Industry Summits coming up this year:

Kogan Mobile to shut down mobile business

Australian MVNO Kogan Mobile is expected to shut down mobile business after its wholesaler ispOne terminated a reseller contract with Telstra and chose voluntary administration. With the contract cancellation, Kogan Mobile users will need to switch to a new mobile operator within 30 days. Source: Informa Telecoms & Media, Global Mobile Daily

Exclusive Speaker Interview with Scott Allan, Director, Ting

In the lead up to the 3nd annual MVNOs Industry Summit USA, taking place 21-22 November 2013 in Dallas, Texas, USA, we spoke to several industry experts, who will also speak at the event. Please read below the interview with Scott Allan, Director, Ting. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you think this is a particularly opportune time for potential … Continue reading

MVNOs, M2M Driving Wholesale Connections at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

In the past three years, wholesale connections stemming from mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and M2M have climbed by 30 million to hit 70 million across six top carriers. According to new numbers from GSMA Intelligence, a group including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Clearwire and Verizon Wireless has seen combined total connection gains of … Continue reading

DH Telecom to launch new MVNO OpenCall

DH Telecom, a Czech low-cost MVNO providing services on the network of Vodafone Czech Republic, started pre-registration for its retail service OpenCall. The new service is planned to launch in the first week of September. OpenCall is a prepaid GSM service, including low-cost national and international calls. Read  more on telecompaper.com More on Czech MVNOs … Continue reading

Australian low cost MVNO “muscled out of market” by Telstra

Australian MVNO Kogan Mobile claims it has been “muscled out of the mobile industry” by the country’s largest mobile operator, Telstra. Kogan Mobile had gained a reputation for selling low cost connectivity in Australia but the wholesaler it relies on, ispONE, has been in dispute with Telstra, which operates the underlying network. The Kogan branded … Continue reading