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MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Self-styled ‘multi-ethnic’ MVNO Ringo Mobile has disclosed plans to enter the Senegalese telecoms market under the Ringo Africa brand. The news was revealed by Egyptian-born Ramy Berbesh, the chairman of Ringo Mobile, after a visit to Dakar. As reported by TeleGeography’s MVNO Monday, Ringo Mobile launched its ItalianMVNO in September 2015, more than a year … Continue reading

Equity Bank, Equitel and Effortel deliver Africa’s first MVNO bank

MVNOs Effortel and Equitel are joining forces to provide Kenyan mobile subscribers with a new integrated banking service. To be delivered by Kenya’s largest retail bank Equity Bank, the partners claim this will be Africa’s first integrated banking approach delivered over a mobile network. Effortel will manage the technical and administrative aspects of Equitel’s MVNO … Continue reading

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

The UK Post Office has entered the consumer mobile market with its new pay-as-you-go mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service. Post Office Mobile, which piggybacks on *EE*’s network and uses Transatel as a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), intends to leverage the Post Office’s 11,780 branches for distribution purposes. The new MVNO’s strap-line is ‘Pay … Continue reading

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

UK-based Lycamobile Group, which sells pay-as-you-go SIM cards in 17 countries, is considering a Cameroonian launch and to that end has secured approval from the Agence de Regulation des Telecommunications (ART) to offer resale services via a wholesale agreement with Orange Cameroon. Local press reports quote ART director general Jean-Louis Beh Mengue as saying that … Continue reading

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Kenya’s Equitel is poised to start selling a second batch of one million SIM cards in the local market, but is still waiting to discover which number prefix the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) will allow it to use. The development was confirmed by John Staley, Equity Bank’s Chief Officer for Finance, Innovation and Technology, … Continue reading

End of the line for Red Bull Mobile

Mobile network Cell C plans to stop selling Red Bull Mobile products on 31 May 2015. Red Bull Mobile was launched in South Africa in 2011 in partnership with Cell C. The partnership, which leveraged the energy drink’s brand, was planned to offer South Africans competitive mobile prices. Cell C then relaunched Red Bull Mobile … Continue reading

2015 MVNO Award Winners Announced #MVNOIS

The winners of the 3rd Annual International MVNO Industry Awards were announced at MVNOs World Congress 2015, Nice, France. The Awards are designed to champion success and celebrate excellence in the MVNO industry. Each Award was judged by our panel of industry experts who included Ceri Tinine, Manager, Analysys Mason; Dario Talmesio, Principal Analyst and … Continue reading

Customer Experience Management (CEM), Pricing and Value added services: Top three issues shaping #MVNOs market around the world?

We’ve been asking the industry “what are the top three issues currently shaping the MVNOs market around the world”. With the ever-changing MVNO landscape there are many issues that have been highlighted (see below), however, Customer Experience Management, Pricing and Value added services seem to be on top. Do you agree?   Interested to find … Continue reading

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

UK-based BT Group is expected to unveil its new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) unit BT Mobile later this week, leveraging the wholesale deal it signed with mobile market leader EE, prior to its agreement to acquire the cellular giant in a GBP12.5 billion (USD18.7 billion) deal. According to the Daily Telegraph the newMVNO service … Continue reading

Mali’s first MVNO? Aidou Telecom plots 2015 launch

Mali’s mobile market could see increased competition later this year in the form of the country’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), subject to the state finalising legislation allowing for such activities. According to Balancing Act, Aidou Telecom has been formed by Dr Adama Traore, a notable figure in the Malian telecoms landscape who set … Continue reading