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Effortel helps deliver Africa’s first mobile banking MVNO

  Effortel helps deliver Africa’s first mobile banking MVNO Effortel, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and enabler, has joined forces with Equitel, another MVNO, to provide Kenyan mobile subscribers with Africa’s first fully integrated banking approach via a mobile network. The technical and administrative sides of Equitel’s MVNO partnership with Kenya’s most popular retail bank, Equity Bank, are managed ... Read More »

Vodafone denies TalkTalk claims of leaving MVNO market

Vodafone denies TalkTalk claims of leaving MVNO market Claims TalkTalk ended partnership on its terms. Vodafone has denied suggestions it is about to leave the Mobile Virtual Operator (MVNO) market. It comes on the back of rival firm TalkTalk claiming that Vodafone had ended its agreement without any prior warning back in November. In a statement, TalkTalk told the Competition ... Read More »

Chasing AT&T and T-Mobile, América Móvil’s U.S. MVNO TracFone to also offer roaming to Mexico

Chasing AT&T and T-Mobile, América Móvil’s U.S. MVNO TracFone to also offer roaming to Mexico América Móvil’s U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, plans to challenge T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) with its own Mexican roaming offer, though details on the forthcoming action are cloudy. América Móvil’s CEO announced TracFone’s plans during his company’s quarterly conference call with investors. Late ... Read More »

MVNO Europe Formed For Collective Negotiations

MVNO Europe Formed For Collective Negotiations Mobile virtual network operators act as wholesalers to the carriers for end customers, by buying in bulk airtime, text messages and Internet data and repackaging it to customers as different deals, usually with either different benefits or sometimes plain and simpler cheaper prices. As such, a mobile virtual network operator has to cooperate with ... Read More »

MVNO Blog guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO Blog guide to the week’s virtual operator developments Israeli mobile firm Cellcom has agreed to acquire MVNO Home Cellular, local publication Globes reports, noting that the deal closed earlier this month and has been passed to the Ministry of Communications (MoC) for approval. The value of the deal is believed to be in the region of ILS3 million (USD792,000), ... Read More »

Spark partners with Pacific MVNO Bluesky

Spark partners with Pacific MVNO Bluesky Spark New Zealand has entered into a partnership agreement with mobile network virtual operator (MVNO) Bluesky, and is providing the network and technology enabling the new company to deliver services to New Zealand. Bluesky is a regional telecommunications operator that provides mobile, broadband, television and landline services across the Pacific, and officially launched its ... Read More »

Lebara pioneers migrant VOD and streaming offer

Lebara pioneers migrant VOD and streaming offer Ethnic MVNO targets 100,000 Lebara Play subscribers in first twelve months Ethnic MVNO Lebara Mobile has revealed a “world first” multi-million pound streaming and video-on-demand service for migrants with the ambitious target of 100,000 subscribers in its first twelve months. Lebara Play was launched by chairman and CEO Yoganathan Ratheesan (pictured) at a ... Read More »

Spanish MVNO reports big 3 operators to competition watchdog

Spanish MVNO reports big 3 operators to competition watchdog Community-based Spanish MVNO Suop said it filed a complaint with the Spanish competition regulator CNMC, accusing the country’s three leading mobile operators of price-fixing and blocking attempts by new MVNOs to enter the market. The company said it asked CNMC to set fixed parameters for negotiations between Movistar, Orange and Vodafone ... Read More »

Liberty Wireless confirms MVNO deal with M1 in Singapore

Liberty Wireless confirms MVNO deal with M1 in Singapore Liberty Wireless, a regional MVNO, has reached an agreement with Singapore’s third largest mobile operator M1 to use its mobile network to launch voice and data services towards the end of the year. Liberty, which will use the Circles Asia brand in Singapore, said in a statement it “aims to transform ... Read More »

Google MVNO works great, needs device options

Google MVNO works great, needs device options Project Fi, a Wi-Fi-first mobile option, is supported by T-Mobile US and Sprint networks Early reviews are in and it looks like Google’s Project Fi, the tech giant’s entrance into the mobile virtual network operator space, is a success, particularly with Wi-Fi calling, but lacks compatible device options. Project Fi, announced earlier this ... Read More »