Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CITC) have approved the grant of a MVNO License to Virgin Mobile Saudi Consortium. Virgin Mobile Saudi The CITC started the MVNO licence application process in early 2013, and numerous MVNO … Continue reading
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
UK MVNO Virgin Media business has launched 4G mobile service for public and private sector organizations, the UK’s first MVNO to do so. The LTE service, which is being offered via operator EE’s network, will be offered as part of Virgin Media Business’s full range of telecom services, including fixed service, mobile email and online … Continue reading
Also in today’s EMEA roundup: German mag reveals BlackBerry security flaws; EE strikes MVNO deal with Virgin Mobile; AlcaLu wins an Emmy! It’s official: the European Commission is plowing ahead with proposals for a single European market for telecom. In his State of the Union address today, EC President José Manuel Durão Barroso told delegates: … Continue reading
Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA), the leading MVNO group in the region, has further expanded its growing footprint by launching a new operation in Malaysia under its “FRiENDi mobile” brand. Malaysia is VMMEA’s fifth operation in the region, and together with the existing operations in Oman, Jordan, South Africa and Saudi Arabia, the … Continue reading
The Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) recently qualified three consortia for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licenses in a bid to stimulate competition and provide users with more alternatives. In a statement, it said the licenses would improve the level of service, lower prices, enhance customer care and increase job opportunities for citizens.
Can Orange succeed in SA? This year saw the commercial entry of French telecommunications company Orange into SA, and, while the operator has expressed a long-term ambition of launching as a fully fledged operator in the country, analysts are dubious as to the viability of another player in an already saturated and highly competitive market. … Continue reading
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The Saudi regulator, CITC, has provisionally awarded three companies the country’s MVNO licenses. Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA), with operations in Jordan, Oman and South Africa, will operate on STC’s network; London-based Jawraa Lebara has teamed up with Mobily; and Dubai-based retailer Axiom Telecom will work with Zain Saudi.
In the past several years, very few topics have seen so much discussion and so little action in the Latin America telecom market as mobile virtual network operators. For years now, operators, regulators and vendors have discussed this opportunity; some countries have approved specific regulations; and a number of vendors established offices in the region … Continue reading