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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

MVNO users less likely to check social media

MVNO users less likely to check social media Users are more likely to share images on Whatsapp than publicly on Facebook social media accounts compared to those of the big four, according to a study by Global Wireless Solutions (GWS). GWS, a mobile network benchmarking company, found that on average 34 per cent of TalkTalk Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile and ... Read More »

Verizon’s new MVNO keeps insisting it’s not an MVNO

Verizon’s new MVNO keeps insisting it’s not an MVNO Earlier this year, it emerged that Verizon is very stealthily funding a company called Visible, which is offering a slightly different kind of wireless service. Subscribers currently need an invite to join, and if they manage to sneak in, they get a slightly restricted unlimited plan for $40, including unlimited calling ... Read More »