Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Virgin Mobile considers 3G network licence – France

Virgin Mobile France’s Chief Executive Officer Geoffroy Roux de Bezieux has announced that they are considering bidding for the fourth French MVNO licence, with the possibility of partnering with another company.

Commenting on the development, Goeffroy Roux de Bezieux, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Mobile France, said: “We are currently studying the matter seriously. We are almost obliged to do so as the fourth mobile operator [in terms of numbers of customers], with growth prospects that we have. The price of the licence (EUR 206 million (USD 268.62 million)) is still quite cheap.”

Virgin Mobile France recently released subscriber data, boasting 1.13 million customers, with a further 90,000 at Virgin Mobile and The Carphone Warehouse joint-venture Briezh Mobile, giving the MVNO a 1.95% total market share.