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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

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

Telstra sets timeline for 4G wholesale service

Telstra is planning to make its 4G mobile service open to wholesale access by June next year. The telco’s service will be available from Telstra Wholesale by June 2016, with Telstra Wholesale group executive, Stuart Lee, saying that Telstra MVNO customers were keen to get cracking on 4G services. “Our 3G product continues to provide a … Continue reading

Lyca Mobile CEO hints at upcoming OTT communications app

*Chris Tooley will be presenting at the MVNOs World Congress in Nice on the 22nd of April* Lyca Mobile, the international low-cost calling MVNO, has said it will soon be releasing a communications app for its growing international customer base. Speaking to telecoms.com, CEO Chris Tooley hinted the app will be in the same vein … Continue reading

The global MVNO footprint: a changing environment

The number of MVNOs in operation worldwide rose to almost one thousand by the end of last year, due to regulatory policy designed to increase competition and a growing interest in the MVNO market from ecosystem players such as ISPs and device manufacturers, new research from GSMA Intelligence has found. Regulators have been particularly active … Continue reading

Amaysim rings up big win for second year running as 4G coming

Amaysim has been recognised as ‘mobile service provider of the year’ by Roy Morgan for two years in a row, with 4G now just weeks away. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is still young in Australia, with Amaysim only four years old, but the company has certainly made a big impact and has … Continue reading

Vodafone Will Revive Shared Plans ‘Soon’

One of the most popular offers from long-departed MVNO Crazy John’s was its offering of shared plans, where data and calling allowances were split between a couple or across a family. Vodafone (whichbought out and killed off Crazy John’s) has now said it plans to reintroduce shared plans “soon”. Vodafone Australia CEO Iñaki Berroeta told … Continue reading