Sunday, 22 March 2009

FRiENDi mobile claims first MVNO call made in SAMENA region – Oman

Dubai based FRiENDi mobile has announced that it has made the first MVNO call in the SAMENA (South Asia, Middle East, North Africa) region using its own technical platform. The call was made in Oman, using the Oman Mobile network, between FRiENDi Chairman Mohamed Yousuf Alawi Al Ibrahim and FRiENDi Chief Executive Officer Antti Arponen.

Antti Arponen commented: “This is a cause for celebration in the FRiENDi mobile team, and is actually a small piece of regional telecom sector history, as it is the first call ever made by a Mobile Reseller/MVNO in the region, which proves that FRiENDi mobile is ready for launch and that the Mobile Reseller/MVNO model is indeed now arriving in the SAMENA region.”

FRiENDi mobile is expected to wrap up its testing programme within the next few weeks and full operations in Oman are anticipated soon after.