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International expansion continues for FreedomPop, which launched its free MVNO service in Spain to claims of strong demand

International expansion continues for FreedomPop, which launched its free MVNO service in Spain to claims of strong demand U.S.-based mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop continued its international expansion, announcing the availability of service in Spain. The operator, which launched its MVNO service in 2012, said its mobile service will now work in Spain, providing customers with access to various rate ... Read More »

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

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments Kenya’s Equity Bank Group plans to introduce its Equitel-branded MVNO service to all markets in which it currently offers banking services. All Africa quotes CEO James Mwangi as saying that the firm is partnering with as-yet-unnamed telcos in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ... Read More »

Sberbank sets up MVNO for mobile banking

Sberbank sets up MVNO for mobile banking Russia’s largest banking group, Sberbank, is to launch mobile banking via a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). According to Russian business daily Vedomosti, the bank has created a new subsidiary, SB-Telecom, which will act as the MVNO. The development is at the early stage as the new firm hasn’t received any licences yet ... Read More »

Spanish MVNO Lowi launches 4G services

Spanish MVNO Lowi launches 4G services Vodafone Spain’s low-cost MVNO brand Lowi has finally announced the launch of 4G services on its parent company’s network. All customers with an LTE-enabled handset and a 2GB and above data plan will be able to access the new faster service immediately, while all other customers will be able to receive 4G coverage from ... Read More »

Tanzanian MVNO Amotel launches rural network project

Tanzanian MVNO Amotel launches rural network project The Tanzanian government has spent KES 76 billion on telecommunication projects in rural areas under a special fund, The Citizen reported. Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Edwin Ngonyani said the projects so far have covered 1,939 villages in over 443 districts. The deputy minister was speaking at the launch of a ... Read More »

Sainsbury’s and Vodafone kill off MVNO joint venture

Sainsbury’s and Vodafone kill off MVNO joint venture Mobile by Sainsbury’s MVNO will shut down in 2016, says the supermarket giant Mobile by Sainsbury’s, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) joint venture between the supermarket giant and Vodafone, will shut down on 15 January 2016, just two years after it launched. The closure of the network was confirmed by a ... Read More »

Comcast to launch MVNO using Verizon’s network

Comcast to launch MVNO using Verizon’s network Comcast has just invoked a three years old agreement with Verizon which allows it to use its network. According to Comcast’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts, the network will be used to test a wireless service. Roberts said during the earnings call on Tuesday that his company plans to “trial and test some ... Read More »

Times are changing, create your own MVNO in the UK

Times are changing, create your own MVNO in the UK By Zak Garner-Purkis It used to be that all you needed for a successful MVNO was a nice consumer facing brand, some strong marketing and low prices. Virgin and then Tesco’s both showed how successfully this formula could gain traction within the market. Whilst the likes of Lebara and Lycamobile ... Read More »

EE revenue up 2.2pc to £1.5 billion for Q2 2014

EE revenue up 2.2pc to £1.5 billion for Q2 2014 Operator said underlying revenue up 1.1 per cent YOY while EBITDA was £830 million for first half of the year EE has returned to revenue growth after posting Q2 revenue of £1.5 billion, 2.2 per cent up on the same quarter in 2014. The operator said including regulatory impact, its ... Read More »

Airtel debuts direct purchasing on facebook

Airtel debuts direct purchasing on facebook A new era in accessing data bundles on social media has hit Ghana as Airtel Ghana telecommunication giant, and multiple award winning company launches the first direct data bundle purchase on Facebook. The launch of this new service is set to give the customer a breathtaking experience by putting the power of anytime, anywhere ... Read More »