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Virgin renews oldest MVNO deal until 2021

Virgin renews oldest MVNO deal until 2021 Liberty Global’s Virgin Media arm in UK renews 17-year-old MVNO deal with BT’s EE Liberty Global’s UK operation Virgin Media has agreed a five-year deal for BT’s EE to provide wholesale mobile services. The mobile virtual network operation (MVNO) deal is a renewal of the world’s first-ever MVNO agreement, which was launched in ... Read More »

What’s next for mobile networks?

What’s next for mobile networks? There is no question about it, data has become an integral part of our daily lives. The ability to access data as and when we need it from our mobile phones is now something that we all just expect and some of us even take for granted. The cost of data, especially in 2016, regardless ... Read More »

Mobile Games Are Shaking Up The Advertising Business

Mobile Games Are Shaking Up The Advertising Business Mobile Games in the past have never received much respect from the advertising world. Advertisers generally believed that associating a brand with a game only made sense for brands that gamers stereotypically love, like Pepsi or Walkers Crisp etc. New research from Mintel reveals that mobile devices are the most popular platform ... Read More »

Reference guide to US carrier bands and networks

Reference guide to US carrier bands and networks In the market for a new smartphone? Have you considered purchasing something unlocked instead of dealing with a service provider? Did you know you could even do such a thing? Indeed, it’s not unlike buying a computer and then picking out the internet provider. Many of today’s top phones can be purchased ... Read More »

EU operators’ 5G manifesto misses the point

EU operators’ 5G manifesto misses the point Never before have events coincided so neatly to demonstrate the gap between mobile operators’ thinking about 5G, and how future networks will really be deployed for disruptive effect. While Europe’s leading MNOs were presenting a backwards-looking “5G Manifesto” to the European Commission, veiling pleas for net neutrality special treatment with promises of 5G ... Read More »

UK first as Welsh MVNO launched

UK first as Welsh MVNO launched UK’s first network targeting one particular country has launched, RWG Mobile will aim to meet the service needs of mobile customers in Wales specifically. Hosted on Three’s network through the x-Mobility MVNE platform. The new brand hopes it will stand out by giving customers multiple numbers and profiles on one device, as well as ... Read More »

Google MVNO offers data in Europe thanks to Three

Google MVNO offers data in Europe thanks to Three Customers on Google’s MVNO Project Fi will be able to use international data services outside the US thanks to a deal with Three Group’s international MVNO platform Hue. The agreement represents another significant step in the expansion of Google’s MVNO which was launched in 2015. It’s a significant coup for Hue, ... Read More »

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 »