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Foxconn partners with China Telecom to offer MVNO services

Foxconn partners with China Telecom to offer MVNO services Foxconn, the world’s largest contract maker of consumer electronics, plans to start its business as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in China through its subsidiary Xunjie after the Chinese New Year holidays, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Commercial Times. Xunjie has partnered with China Telecom, one of China’s three major ... Read More »

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments Acotel has confirmed that its Noverca Italia mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) unit has agreed to transfer more than 170,000 customer accounts to network provider Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM). The agreement, which will allow Noverca to focus on its mobile virtual network aggregator (MVNA) business, brings an end to a ... Read More »

Indian 2015 spectrum auction announced, 2100MHz band makes debut

2100MHz spectrum band makes its market debut in India The Indian Department of Telecommunications has confirmed proceedings for the next spectrum auction, due to be selling off spectrum in the 2100, 1800, 900 and 800MHz bands. In an official announcement made over the weekend, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has opened applications for auction participants, with the start ... Read More »

Televisa closes Iucasell stake sale, acquires Telecable

Mexico is seeing telecoms sector transformation Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has acquired telco firm Telecable, the trading name of Cablevision Red, for MXN3 billion. Coinciding with the acquisition, the conglomerate also announced the closing of the sale of its 50% stake in Iucasell to the operator’s other owner Grupo Salinas. Cable TV, telephony and internet services provider Telecable has almost ... Read More »

Samsung completes new mid-tier smartphone range with Galaxy A7

The Samsung Galaxy A7 Having seen the lustre come off its flagship Galaxy S smartphone range, thanks largely to aggressively priced alternatives from Chinese vendors, Samsung is currently focusing on its new mid-tier Galaxy A range, completing it with the 5.5-inch Galaxy A7. The Galaxy A family is being positioned by Samsung’s formidable marketing team as optimised for social networking, ... Read More »

Colombian MVNO Grupo Exito reaches over 273,000 subs

Colombian MVNO Grupo Exito reaches over 273,000 subs Colombian retail chain Grupo Exito reached over 273,000 mobile telephony subscribers through its MVNO operation by the end of September 2014, according to data from the country’s ICT Ministry. By end-Q3 2013, the MVNO had 103,146 subscribers. The company had launched mobile services through a MVNO scheme in May 2013. Exito offers ... Read More »

Czech MVNO Fayn subsidises Archos tablet through credit

Czech MVNO Fayn subsidises Archos tablet through credit Czech VoIP and MVNO operator Fayn is offering customers subsidised devices, by charging for them but then crediting the cost to their account and allowing them to spend the sum on the operator’s services, without any time limit or a commitment. The operator is offering the Archos 80b Platinum tablet as ‘free’ ... Read More »

Montenegro expects arrival of first MVNO, 800MHz/2600MHz auction due in 2015

Montenegro expects arrival of first MVNO, 800MHz/2600MHz auction due in 2015 Montenegro is likely to see the arrival of a fourth mobile provider this year, according to the executive director of telecoms watchdog (EKIP), Zoran Sekulic. In an interview with Mina Business, quoted by local news portal CDM, the official explained that the regulator has created a robust legal framework ... Read More »

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments Peru could potentially see the arrival of three new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in 2015, with regional MVNO heavyweight Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA), US telco AT&T and Chilean retail group Falabella all having expressed an interested in the entering the market. La Republica quoted deputy communications minister Raul ... Read More »

Crazy Electronics Show

The technology industry never gets to work its way gently into the New Year, thanks to the staging of the Consumer Electronics show in the first week of January. While the show aims to set the consumer technology tone for the year, it’s also the home for some of the most unlikely and downright bizarre gadgets, of which this is ... Read More »