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Orange quietly launches WiFi foray

French telecoms operator Orange has quietly launched a WiFi pilot in SA, in a move that marks another step towards its ultimate ambition of becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Yesterday, as part of a media event hosted by Orange’s business arm Orange Business Services (OBS), in Cape Town, ITWeb journalists were transported from … Continue reading

Orange store to open SA warehouse

France’s Orange is setting up shop in South Africa – literally. It is moving the distribution facilities for its online store from London to Johannesburg and plans to expand its sales in Southern Africa. By Duncan McLeod. France’s Orange, which until recently had been flirting actively with the idea of becoming a mobile virtual network … Continue reading

Airtel leads the market with three MVNOs on its network

Kenya: Bharti Airtel has opened a new chapter in the local telecoms industry with the announcement that it will host three mobile virtual network operators, (MVNOs) on its Kenyan network. The telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa expressed delight to be the mobile operator pioneering the innovation in the … Continue reading

Kenya officially gives green light to three MVNOs

Kenya’s number of mobile money players could jump from four to seven after the country has officially awarded three mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licences this week. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) made a statement on Thursday about the awarding of the licences.

Announcing the 2014 MVNOs Industry Awards Winners!

Informa Telecoms & Media is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 MVNO Industry Awards! The Award Winners were announced at the MVNOs World Congress VIP Beach Party last night, which saw 250 industry supporters gather and enjoy relaxed conversation, drinks, dinner and dancing at the Beach Mitte in the heart of Berlin. The MVNOs … Continue reading

WhatsApp Becomes An MVNO, Sells €10 SIM In Germany With Free WhatsApp Use Included

Back in February, Jan Koum, CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, hinted that the popular messaging company would soon be unveiling a new way of working with carriers, starting first in Germany. Today that deal is now live. E-Plus is now selling a prepaid SIM that gives users unlimited access to WhatsApp outside of their data plans.

Google considering MVNO launch in Fiberhoods

According to an unverified report by US website The Information, search engine giant Google has held discussions with mobile giants Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corporation regarding the potential launch of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in selected markets where it currently offers Google Fiber 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Google … Continue reading

Live Tweets & News from the MVNOs World Congress 2014

Can’t wait to hear the journey of @NetworkNorway: small company to the 3rd largest mobile player in Norway #MVNOIS http://t.co/Yzz90jzlmm — Nomanini (@Nomanini) April 8, 2014   @telecomstweet #MVNOIS – best of luck to all for the morning run around Berlin tomorrow from #jinnysoftware team http://t.co/gWOpbDJt1r — Jinny Software (@JinnySoftware) April 8, 2014 Catch Wolfe … Continue reading

Final Agenda revealed ahead of MVNOs World Congress, 8-10 April 2014, Berlin, Germany

With less than a week to go until the 13th annual MVNOs World Congress, taking place 8-10 April 2014 in Berlin, Germany, this is your final opportunity to register your attendance and start benefiting from the pre-event networking among the registered companies. Agenda highlights! Colombia’s first retail-based MVNO – Carlos Bedoya, Mobile Telephony Director, Movil Exito at … Continue reading

The MVNO’s Run is Berlin Bound!

It’s that time of year again – dust off your running shoes, dig the gym gear out, and prepare for the 2014 MVNOs Run! After the success of the inaugural Chariots of Fire at the 2013 edition, we will be taking in the sights of Berlin on a 5km route sure to get you match … Continue reading