State-owned telecommunications provider PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) will open two new overseas branches this year, in Taiwan and Macau. Adding to the new branches, Telkom public relations vice president Arif Prabowo said that the company would proceed with a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement, which would allow Telkom to forge cooperations with fellow network … Continue reading
South African SIM card producer GlobalSIM is aiming to reduce the cost of mobile roaming globally and eliminate the need for switching SIMs based on location, chief executive officer (CEO) Chris Edeh has said. Speaking at the MVNOs Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, Edeh said GlobalSIM intends to “reduce the pain” of communicating while travelling. “What … Continue reading
According to an unverified report by US website The Information, search engine giant Google has held discussions with mobile giants Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corporation regarding the potential launch of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in selected markets where it currently offers Google Fiber 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Google … Continue reading
Japanese vendor NEC this week made available what it claims is the world’s first virtualised Mobile Virtual Network Operator platform (vMVNO), running in a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environment. The system is installed with an MVNO in order to establish connectivity between an MVNO’s own communication network and the piggybacking carrier’s mobile network. This enables … Continue reading
Karl Michael Henneking, chief corporate strategy and marketing officer of Saudi Arabian mobile operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), has announced that the company will start leasing its mobile phone network to a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), London-based Jawraa Group (Lebara), allowing it to launch services in the country by end-March 2014.
The MVNO Africa Congress in Cape Town was extremely interesting despite the fact that Mobile virtual network operators in Africa are yet to achieve real success. According to Informa Research there are around three million active SIM cards on MVNO networks across the continent, with that number expected to increase to 3.6 million by the … Continue reading
FLEXIROAM will be exhibiting in the 3rd ASIAN MVNO SUMMIT 2013 organized by Informa Telecoms & Media on the 15-16 October 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 100 delegates and 35 speakers from various mobile operators in the Asian region will gather in this conference. The summit will be addressing the Asian MVNO business model, … Continue reading
Uganda’s K2 Telecom, East Africa’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), had its growth almost put on hold for eight months after confusion and disagreements reigned following its launch in January this year. The MVNO, which went live in January, has partnered with Orange as its host mobile network operator (MNO), but has faced stiff … Continue reading
The Zambian mobile market does not need another traditional network operator to complete mobile penetration, but a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) could provide vital benefits, according to Benjamin Mpolokoso, consultancy and training unit manager at the University of Zambia’s Centre for Information and Communication Technologies (CICT).
Any company looking to launch its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) needs to understand how it will create revenue as well as compliment its own core business, according to Jiri Batek, chief executive officer (CEO) of Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE). Batek was speaking at the MVNOs Industry Summit Africa 2013 in Cape Town, … Continue reading