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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 »

South Africa’s latest MVNO with its own Social Messaging System

South Africa’s latest MVNO with its own Social Messaging System South Africa is about to get yet another virtual network operator from a rather unlikely source. Nope, it’s not a retailer, an Austrian beverage company, or even a bank. Instead, it’s Malawi-born church leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, who’s entering the market with his own, eponymous network. The alternatively-titled Prophet Shepherd ... Read More »

China MVNOs double user base to 43M through 2016

China MVNOs double user base to 43M through 2016 China’s 37 MVNOs more than doubled their subscriber base during 2016 to 43 million, which represents 3 per cent of the country’s mobile connections. According to C114.net, the largest MVNO Snail Mobile holds more than eight million subscribers, while seven players each have more than two million mobile connections. Combined, the eight operators control ... Read More »

5G Auto Group Backs C-V2X Technology, Preps for Trials

5G Auto Group Backs C-V2X Technology, Preps for Trials The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has doubled its membership in the past couple of months and is now preparing to work on technology trials and develop business models for the next generation of connected vehicles. The group was established in September by founding members Audi, BMW Group, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, ... Read More »

Why Naspers should launch an MVNO

Why Naspers Should Launch an MVNO Mobile network operators need to adopt content-intensive strategies because “over-the-top” (OTT) services will continue to impact their average revenue per user (Arpu) negatively. Cell C has responded to these threats by hosting mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) like FNB Connect on its network, dramatically improving client acquisition rates and revenue growth, while forming partnerships ... Read More »

Networks Predict Customer Service Boost in 2017

 Networks Predict Customer Service Boost in 2017 The UK mobile consumer is more powerful than ever, and changes to what they expect from and how they manage their mobile tariffs will impact how operators communicate with them in 2017. Three’s director of customer strategy Danny Dixon explains: ‘Your existing customer base is the core of your business and the best ... Read More »

2017 Telecom Trends

2017 Telecom Trends The telecom industry is at the forefront of leading the transformation the world is witnessing. With the evolving technologies and surging demand of data, solution providers will be addressing the needs of expanding infrastructure developments. The key trends consolidating in 2017 are: Network Infra Innovation: Getting more from existing networks and reducing operational cost is on the ... Read More »

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017 We’re all addicted to our smartphones. We’re constantly downloading apps to run on them, trying to figure out how to get their batteries to last as long as possible, and working to make the most of the storage capacity we have. While we all love and spend tons of time with the ... Read More »