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MVNO Straight Talk remains the bright spot in America Movil’s U.S. business

MVNO Straight Talk remains the bright spot in America Movil’s U.S. business MVNO Straight Talk gained almost half a million customers during the past year and is now nearing the 9-million-customer mark. But much of the rest of America Movil’s U.S. business remains sluggish. Carlos Slim’s America Movil operates wireless businesses in locations throughout North and South America, and in the ... Read More »

New MVNO players to boost competition in the Peruvian mobile market

New MVNO players to boost competition in the Peruvian mobile market Over the last few years, the Peruvian telecoms regulator OSIPTEL has been introducing a series of measures to boost competition in the mobile communications market. These include the ongoing reduction of mobile termination rates (MTR) and the introduction specific regulation aimed at facilitating the entry of mobile virtual network ... Read More »

Atlantic Broadband to Become MVNO in Canada

Atlantic Broadband to Become MVNO in Canada North America’s eighth largest cable operator appears to be setting its sights on an entry into the Canadian wireless market QUINCY, Mass. — Atlantic Broadband, North America’s eighth largest cable operator, appears to be setting its sights on an entry into the Canadian wireless market. Cogeco Communications owns the Atlantic Broadband brand in ... Read More »

Connecting devices: Taking advantage of eSIM

Connecting devices: Taking advantage of eSIM Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Freelance Technology Journalist Kate O’Flaherty explores how eSIM enabled devices are already starting to hit the market and asks: what use cases will the area enable, beyond smartphones and smartwatches? Embedded Sims (eSIM) inside the ... Read More »

Megacable planning to launch MVNO on Red Compartida

Megacable planning to launch MVNO on Red Compartida Mexican cable operator Megacable is planning to launch an MVNO later this year or at the start of 2019 using the recently activated ‘Red Compartida’ wholesale mobile network, reports El Universal, citing CEO Enrique Yamuni. “We have practically reached an agreement with Altan, the operator of Red Compartida, and are planning the ... Read More »

MVNO CUSTOMERS CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA FAR LESS THAN THOSE ON TRADITIONAL NETWORKS

MVNO CUSTOMERS CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA FAR LESS THAN THOSE ON TRADITIONAL NETWORKS 60 per cent of Brits check social media on their smartphones at least once a day, though checking social media occurs far less through mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) than traditional mobile networks. According to mobile network benchmarking company Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), 66 per cent of O2, EE, and ... Read More »

Will MVNO Worries Complicate T-Mobile, Sprint Merger?

Will MVNO Worries Complicate T-Mobile, Sprint Merger? T-Mobile and Sprint have embarked on the road to a merger, creating some consternation among competitors. One concern that the combined company would have too much power as a mobile virtual network operator — possibly controlling as much as 40 percent of the MVNO marketplace. The question is, should regulators require the new ... Read More »

Brazil Post to offer digital wallet for MVNO customers

Brazil Post to offer digital wallet for MVNO customers The Brazilian Post Office is planning to offer a digital wallet as an option to customers of its MVNO operation Correios Celular, reports O Globo. The mobile service was launched last year in partnership with Surf Telecom. The new service will allow customers to also make deposits, withdrawals, transfers and payment ... Read More »

TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY PROPOSES HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF HOLDING IN MVNOS BY HOST OPERATORS

TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY PROPOSES HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF HOLDING IN MVNOS BY HOST OPERATORS The Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) has proposed permitting a higher percentage of holding in the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) businesses by the host operator. The authority also wants to assess if mobile resellers or MVNOs will continue to play a role in the market offering competition to ... Read More »