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Sisteer Signs Full MVNO Agreement with Vivo in Brazil

Sisteer Signs Full MVNO Agreement with Vivo in Brazil   The mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) Sisteer has signed a full MVNO agreement with Telefonica’s Brazilian operation Vivo to operate as an MVNO using Vivo’s network. The agreement is valid for five years and spans the mobile market at the nationwide level. Sisteer first obtained its licence to operate as ... Read More »

UK’s Lebara eyes Q2 Saudi MVNO launch

UK’s Lebara eyes Q2 Saudi MVNO launch   London-based telecoms company Lebara has said it expects to launch its services in Saudi Arabia in the second quarter of 2014. The company was among those awarded a licence by the Saudi Arabia’s industry regulator, which is set to change the country’s telecommunications market for the first time in six years. Lebara ... Read More »

Axiom faces added Saudi MVNO hurdles

Axiom faces added Saudi MVNO hurdles   Dubai-based Axiom Telecom faces added hurdles before it is authorised to become a mobile virtual network operator in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom’s telecom regulator will now re-tender the licence to operate on Zain KSA’s network – a year after Axiom was given the initial go-ahead. Axiom will re-submit its application when the re-tender ... Read More »

The MVNO roll-up begins now

The MVNO roll-up begins now (Blog) San Antonio, Texas, USA. August 26, 2014 — The Overview: Within the next week or so, there will be at least one sizable transaction in the MVNO space, with the amounts dwarfing the recent Axeda acquisition by PTC, writes Lawrence Latham. The goal of these transactions is to turn one or more of the MVNOs ... Read More »

MVNOs in China set to start 2014

MVNOs in China set to start 2014 Private mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) in China are expected to start operations in early 2014, said a NetEase report on, citing people close to the matter. The rollout is likely to take place once the country’s largest telco, China Mobile, completes its screening of applicants in December, following reports that rival telcos China ... Read More »

Key changes for the MVNOs Middle East market

Key changes for the MVNOs Middle East market In the lead up to the 3rd annual MVNOs Industry Summit Middle East, 22-23 September 2014, Dubai, UAE, Analysys Mason’s Ceri Tinine offers insight on changes and opportunities for MVNOs in the region. What have been the key changes for the MVNOs Middle East market in the last year? Two of the ... Read More »

African MVNOs should target premium customers, says Cell C

African MVNOs should target premium customers, says Cell C MVNOs in Africa should focus on the premium end of the market rather than offer low-cost ‘no frills’ services, according to Bjorn Florman, chief executive, wholesale business at Cell C. The South African mobile operator is one of the relatively small number of networks in the region that has wholeheartedly opened ... Read More »

Vodafone to focus on larger MVNOs

Vodafone to focus on larger MVNOs   Vodafone UK’s MVNO strategy is under question this week after MVNA partner Cognatel slashed staff numbers and announced it will only focus on larger scale MVNOs going forward. In the same week Vodafone MVNO Ovivo closed down, raising questions about the future of Vodafone’s smaller MVNOs. The move marks a shift in Vodafone’s ... Read More »

MVNO Benefits, do they really benefit the MNO? Video Post.

MVNO Benefits, do they really benefit the MNO?  Video Post. MVNO Benefits, In this video, Computaris CEO, Ian Tidder, discusses the many ways that MVNOs help MNOs focusing primarily on the discovery and targeting of new market segments. Some of the MVNO business cases presented include success stories of Virgin Mobile, Carrefour and TuneTalk – Malaysia. Check the video out ... Read More »

WhatsApp Becomes An MVNO, Sells €10 SIM In Germany With Free WhatsApp Use Included

WhatsApp Becomes An MVNO, Sells €10 SIM In Germany With Free WhatsApp Use Included Back in February, Jan Koum, CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, hinted that the popular messaging company would soon be unveiling a new way of working with carriers, starting first in Germany. Today that deal is now live. E-Plus is now selling a prepaid SIM that gives users unlimited access ... Read More »