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Xiaomi debuts MVNO service with new flagship device

Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi has launched an MVNO to compete with the country’s three major incumbents. Operating as Mi Mobile, Xiaomi will offer a prepaid plan which charges CNY0.1 for each voice minute, SMS and 1MB of data, as well as a post-paid tariff which provides users with 3GB of 4G data for a monthly … Continue reading

Liberty Wireless confirms MVNO deal with M1 in Singapore

Liberty Wireless, a regional MVNO, has reached an agreement with Singapore’s third largest mobile operator M1 to use its mobile network to launch voice and data services towards the end of the year. Liberty, which will use the Circles Asia brand in Singapore, said in a statement it “aims to transform the regional telecommunications industry … Continue reading

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

UBI Telecom, which claims to ‘deliver an ideal mobile experience for Korean-speaking customers in the USA’, has resurrected the HELIO mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) brand, which was phased out following the company’s 2008 takeover by Sprint. HELIO initially launched in May 2006 as a joint venture between SK Telecom and EarthLink, only to be … Continue reading

Korea to accept bids for 4th mobile licence in August

South Korea’s government, following its announcement a month ago that it will issue a fourth mobile licence, said it plans to deregulate the industry and start accepting applications in August. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) said in late May it would soon introduce measures to pave the way for a fourth operator. … Continue reading

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

Chinese mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) collectively signed up around 5.42 million users by 31 March 2015, local technology site C114 reports, meaning that the virtual sector has witnessed a substantial improvement in recent months; there were just two million MVNO users in the country at the start of the year. Telecoms regulator the Ministry … Continue reading

Woolworths Is Australia’s Newest MVNO…Again

Woolworths and Telstra have signed a partnership agreement, which means that one of the country’s largest supermarkets is getting back into the mobile game. Say hello (again) to Woolworths Mobile. Details on the new Woolies MVNO are scarce at this point. No plans have been outed as of yet, but it’s fair to assume that … Continue reading

CAT Telecom names new MVNO partner for 3G service

CAT Telecom will soon award a mobile virtual network operator contract to Data CDMA Communication – CAT’s third MVNO partner for its third-generation cellular service on the 850-megahertz spectrum. CAT’s other MVNOs are Real Move and 168 Communication. Sanpachai Huvanandana, acting chief executive officer of CAT, said yesterday that the new partner was expected to … Continue reading

South Korea Takes Action to Boost MVNO Uptake

South Korea’s telecoms regulator has reduced the rates paid by MVNOs to their mobile network suppliers in an attempt to improve competition in the market. As part of the changes, the the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) reduced the rate of wholesale prices charged by the country’s three main mobile networks, and … 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