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GoSmart Makes Double Data Permanent

T-Mobile’s GoSmart MVNO launched a double data promotion in November that echoed Boost Mobile’s very successful promotion. The promotion was originally expected to end on Feb. 1 but Prepaid Phone News has reported that GoSmart will be making the promotion permanent, with one small change to the $35 plan. Here is what the data for the plan … Continue reading

Amazon has more reason to become a mobile operator than Google does

Amazon is a technology company, not just a shopping company. At least that’s how Jeff Bezos sees it. And the next adventure Amazon may have in mind is becoming your mobile service provider. Sources have told VentureBeat for some time now of chatter within the wireless industry about Amazon becoming a network operator, and it … Continue reading

Sky slides up to O2, whispers: ‘Fancy a little FOUR-PLAY?’

As we predicted, Sky is to launch an MVNO and get competitive against the other networks’ four-play offerings. What we got wrong in our prediction was that the deal would be with Vodafone; Sky has instead jumped into bed with O2. The deal will allow Sky to offer a Four-play service of TV, Broadband, fixed … Continue reading

The Many Ways In Which A Google-Powered Mobile Network Could Be A Game Changer

By now, you may have already read last week’s news, broken by The Information (paywall — butcovered widely by lots of other sources), that Google plans to launch a mobile cellular service in the US late this year — as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator — basically offering a cellular service, but using someone … Continue reading

The Unanswered Questions Behind Google’s MVNO Aspirations

In the course of my job, I have the privilege of talking to a variety of interesting people in this industry. I don’t always get to share with our readers what comes out of those conversations. In this case, I thought I’d go ahead and hit the highlights of an interesting conversation I recently had … Continue reading

Sky makes multiplay move with Telefónica O2 MVNO deal

Pay TV and broadband service provider, Sky, has signed an agreement with Telefónica UK to launch an MVNO on its network in early 2016. The provider is already well established in the triple-play market, providing premium television, film and sport services, along with residential broadband offerings. According to Sky, the terms of the partnership agreement … Continue reading

Kenya: The Year Ahead – Cashless Systems, Mvnos to Define Kenya’s Tech Space in 2015

CIO East Africa today held its annual ‘The Year Ahead’ event where vendors, business and professional associations among other stakeholders in the ICT sector will meet to learn and explore the latest IT trends and technologies that will benefit their business and help them drive their initiatives in the right direction during the year. Among … Continue reading

Tesco Mobile Ireland reports 40% increase in customers

Tesco Mobile Ireland said its customer base rose by more than 40 per cent last year. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which is a joint venture between retail giant Tesco and Three, said it started 2015 with 300,000 customers, giving it a 5.9 per cent market share. MVNOs are mobiler providers who ‘piggyback’ on … Continue reading

No. of MVNO Subscribers Doubles Last Year

The number of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) subscribers more than doubled last year, passing the 4.5-million mark, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning on January 26. The number of Korea’s mobile phone subscribers stood at 57.20 million as of the end of December 2014, up 4.6 percent or 2.52 million … Continue reading

Google’s Nova MVNO will automatically switch between best available networks

It was only last week we caught wind of Google’s plans to become an MVNO to provide affordable wireless service and we’ve already gotten some early details. According to areport by the Wall Street Journal, Google’s use of both T-Mobile and Sprint’ s towers won’t make for awkward hand-offs or the need to buy phones … Continue reading