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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 »

Roundup: Charter’s new US MVNO, $20B value of Wi-Fi in India, & UK to release 60 GHz for unlicensed access

Roundup: Charter’s new US MVNO, $20B value of Wi-Fi in India, & UK to release 60 GHz for unlicensed access Charter launches Spectrum Mobile More than a year after Comcast launched its Xfinity Mobile offering, Charter Communications last week launched its 4G and Wi-Fi-powered mobile service dubbed Spectrum Mobile. Charter’s MVNO strategy and products look similar to Xfinity Mobile with nearly ... Read More »

Brazilian regulator authorises Safra to operate as MVNO

Brazilian regulator authorises Safra to operate as MVNO Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has authorise another MVNO in the country. J Safra Telecomunicacoes is part of the same group that manages Banco Safra and will use Claro’s infrastructure to offer mobile phone services. The publication in the Federal Official Gazette said that J Safra Telecomunicacoes is authorised to operate the ... Read More »

With Spectrum Mobile launch, Charter joins Comcast in MVNO space

With Spectrum Mobile launch, Charter joins Comcast in MVNO space Charter and Comcast are both using Verizon spectrum for mobile services As traditional cable companies increasingly enter the wireless area and wireless companies look to leverage their networks to provide mobile video content, Charter Communications entered the fray June 30 with the launch of its Spectrum Mobile talk, text and ... Read More »

Editor’s Corner—Charter’s Spectrum Mobile MVNO almost a mirror image of Xfinity Mobile, with slightly higher prices and fewer options

Editor’s Corner—Charter’s Spectrum Mobile MVNO almost a mirror image of Xfinity Mobile, with slightly higher prices and fewer options Charter—the nation’s third-largest cable operator—quietly launched the website for its Spectrum Mobile MVNO. The move offers the market a glimpse into exactly how it plans to tackle the mobile market. Based on a brief perusal of the Spectrum Mobile website, Charter’s mobile strategy ... Read More »