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MVNO giant Lycamobile to launch in SA

MVNO giant Lycamobile to launch in SA One of the world’s largest mobile virtual network operators, Lycamobile, will launch services in South Africa, Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos revealed at a media briefing on Tuesday. Though Dos Santos declined to reveal details about the launch, he confirmed the UK-headquartered company will launch an MVNO on the back of Cell ... Read More »

CRTC says No to “backdoor MVNO” Sugar Mobile

CRTC says No to “backdoor MVNO” Sugar Mobile The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has confirmed that recent moves to regulate wireless roaming in Canada do not require incumbents to support competitive business models based on “permanent” roaming. Background Slightly over a year ago, Ice Wireless, Inc. (Ice) applied to the CRTC for relief in a dispute with Rogers ... Read More »

Brazilian Post launches MVNO

Brazilian Post launches MVNO Brazilian postal service Correios has launched its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services with plans to reach a user base of eight million users nationwide within five years. The Correios Celular service had been in the making for years and is an attempt to diversify revenue sources: the Brazilian postal service has been suffering with ... Read More »

MVNO Blog guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO Blog guide to the week’s virtual operator developments China Unicom Global (CUG) has launched a new CUniq-branded MVNO business in the United States, following the successful launch of its UK MVNO in December 2016. Expanding on CUniq UK’s approach, which permits data connectivity in 45 countries, CUniq US has increased the accessible global footprint to 47 countries. Further, mirroring ... Read More »

Iran’s ISP Shatel to Offer MVNO Services

Iran’s ISP Shatel to Offer MVNO Services Iran’s largest Internet service provider Shatel Group has been given the go-ahead to offer ‘full’ Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) affiliated to the Telecoms Ministry. According to a company press release, Shatel will offer MVNO services under the brand name ‘Shatel Mobile’. The company will sell ... Read More »

XIUS all set to strengthen its MVNO presence in Mexico

XIUS all set to strengthen its MVNO presence in Mexico XIUS, a Hyderabad based company specialized in mobile technology has been selected by Toka, a company specializing in electronic payment solutions to launch Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services in Mexico. XIUS, a Hyderabad based company specialized in mobile technology has been selected by Toka, a company specializing in electronic ... Read More »

Nokia wheels out a complete MVNO package.

Nokia wheels out a complete MVNO package. Nokia has wheeled out a worldwide IoT network grid (WING) that sounds remarkably like an all-in-one mobile virtual network operators offering. The WING will, according to a Nokia announcement, “manage the IoT connectivity and services needs of a client’s assets – such as connected cars or connected freight containers – as they move ... Read More »

Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space

Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted the top technology trend predictions for 2017, among them the need for the adoption of content intensive strategies among mobile network operators (MNOs). This view is based on the assumption that OTT services will continue to negatively impact the average revenue per use (ARPU) of MNOs across ... Read More »

New Myanmar Operator Mytel to Invest US$2BN+ in Rural Network

New Myanmar Operator Mytel to Invest US$2BN+ in Rural Network Myanmar’s new operator Mytel has announced it will invest over US$4 billion to build a new network prioritising rural areas. As announced on Developing Telecoms in March 2016, a consortium lead by Vietnam’s Viettel had secured negotiating rights to receive Myanmar’s fourth mobile licence. Viettel had failed in an earlier ... Read More »

Verizon to buy giant cable operator Comcast?

Verizon to buy giant cable operator Comcast? With AT&T discovering some synergies between its wireless operation and DirecTV, especially in sales, there is now talk about Verizon picking up Comcast in what would be a huge multi-billion dollar transaction. Comcast has been trying to get into the business of providing wireless service to mobile devices. The company actually was rumored ... Read More »