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Brazilian govt. approves Correios MVNO

Brazil’s communications ministry MiniCom has given the country’s postal service Correios the official green light to launch an MVNO. Accroding to the authorization, Correios MVNO may be legally established via a subsidiary or through the acquisition of full or partial control in existing companies. The MVNO is expected to launch by year-end. Source: Informa Telecoms … Continue reading

BT finalises EE MVNO deal

UK fixed-line operator BT has finalised its MVNO contract with EE to offer 2G/ 3G and 4G services to its large corporate, public sector and SME subscribers. BT decided to strike a new mobile partnership last year; prior to the agreement BT’s UK MVNO partner was Vodafone. For BT consumer subscribers, the operator says it … Continue reading

MIIT issues eight more MVNO licenses

China’s regulator the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued MVNO licenses to another eight private enterprises including home appliance chain stores Suning and Gome, and mobile phone national distributor AiSiDi. China issued MVNO licenses to 11 private enterprises including e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com at the end of December 2013. Source: Informa … Continue reading

Virgin Mobile signs MVNO agreement with Telefonica in Brazil and Mexico

MVNO Virgin Mobile has signed an agreement with Telefonica’s Brazilian unit Vivo and Mexican unit Movistar to be the infrastructure provider of its operations. In Brazil, Virgin Mobile will now have to request an MVNO license from the telecoms regulator Anatel.  Virgin Mobile has not provided launch dates details. In Latin America, the company already … Continue reading

Whitepaper: The multifaceted world of MVNOs: Growth and challeges ahead

“In any country there will always be customers that can be better or more cost-effectively served by a brand other than the main MNOs.” Informa Telecoms & Media Based on a study recently conducted by Dario Talmesio, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media is forecasting the MVNO market to reach 270 million subscriptions by the … Continue reading

PLDT plans MVNOs in Europe and North America

Filipino incumbent PLDT’s subsidiary PLDT Global is planning to launch MVNO services in Europe and North America in 2014. It already operates MVNO services in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Guam, and the UK and sells calling cards in the US. Source: Informa Telecoms & Media, Global Mobile Daily To find out more about … Continue reading

China Unicom’s and China Telecom’s MVNO partners detailed

Eight MVNO partners of China Unicom and China Telecom have been announced, including home appliance chain stores Suning and Gome, mobile phone retailers D.Phone and FunTalk, mobile phone national distributor Telling and AiSiDi, and E-commerce giant Alibaba and JD.com. All companies will need approval from regulator MIIT to get MVNO licenses. China Mobile’s MVNO partners … Continue reading

Axiom Mobile Consortium MVNO strategy set to benefit from retail influence and smartphone credentials

Axiom Mobile Consortium was recently qualified by the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) for an MVNO license, and is now engaged in the final phase of the process. Key consortium player Axiom Telecom operates retail outlets across the Kingdom, in addition to presiding over 4,000 indirect sales channels (2,000 of which are dealt … Continue reading

MVNOs CEE – register by July 26 & receive FREE the MVNOs World Congress presentations

Creating scalable MVNOs in Central & Eastern Europe and beyond “Mobile operators must equip themselves for growth. Globally, there are now 120 million MVNO subscriptions (just 1.8% of the total mobile subscriptions); Informa forecasts that there will be 311 million (3.5% of the global total) by the end of 2017.” (Dario Talmesio, Informa Telecoms & … Continue reading

Vodafone and Sainsbury’s cash-in private-label mobile: A hugely profitable business

Dario Talmesio, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media Today Sainsbury’s and Vodafone announced a 50-50 joint venture that will launch a service called Mobile by Sainsbury’s. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business is hugely profitable for mobile operators: Operators’ margins for their MVNO business exceed 50%, while their own retail operations barely reach 25% … Continue reading