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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

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

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

Chilean MVNO Simple plans to expand to Mexico, Colombia

Chilean MVNO Simple has plans to expand its service to other Latin American countries such as Mexico and Colombia, reports Diario Financiero, citing Simple’s general manager Victor Fernandez. “The idea is to replicate this scheme in all other countries,” said Fernandez, going on to describe Mexico’s relatively low mobile penetration rate and Colombia’s MVNO-friendly environment … Continue reading

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

Colombia’s Comision de Regulacion de Comunicaciones (CRC) has launched a consultation regarding the streamlining of the regulatory processes affecting new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the country. Issues under discussion include the promotion of new market entrants, number resource management and quality of service (QoS). Comments are welcome until 3 July 2015. As of … Continue reading

Elephant Talk and Iusacell Sign Settlement Worth Approximately $13.5 Million for Mobile Network Enablement Agreement

Elephant Talk Communications Corp., a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and cyber security solutions, today announced that after a productive commercial relationship lasting several years, Grupo Iusacell (“Iusacell”) and Elephant Talk have ended their relationship, agreeing to a global settlement worth approximately $13.5 million in favor of Elephant … 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

Mexican MVNO QBoCel launches operations on Movistar network

QBoCel, the MVNO of Spanish company Canaliza Software, has begun offering services in Mexico on the Movistar network, reports El Economista. The operator is aiming to reach a subscriber base of 180,000 in its first year and 1 million by the end of 2017, and has set aside a marketing budget of MXN 103 million. … Continue reading

Colombian MVNO Grupo Exito launches 4G packages

Colombian retail chain Grupo Exito has launched 4G LTE services through a MVNO scheme, Comunidad Ola reports. The MVNO ended the fourth quarter of 2014 with 362,788 mobile telephony subscribers, up compared to 146,695 subscribers at the end of 2013, according to data from the country’s ICT Ministry. The company had launched mobile services through … 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