Monday, 11 May 2009

Lebara Mobile revenues up 98%, creates jobs – UK

Lebara Mobile, an MVNO which targets the ethnic market, has announced that its revenues are up by 98% compared to its 2008 figures.

The MVNO, which uses the Vodafone network for its UK mobile infrastructure needs, also revealed that it user base has grown by 90% since 2008, giving them a total of over one million customers in the UK. Lebara now has over 3 million customers globally across the group.

Chief Executive of Lebara Mobile Yoganathan Ratheesan said: “The economic climate is having a major impact on many UK businesses. Lebara Mobile, on the other hand, is bucking the trend – we are a successful, fast-paced company with a business model that delivers real value to our customers and real results to the business.

“Our quality service mixed with transparent and honest pricing offers consumers a simple, easy to use and convenient prepay mobile SIM product. And our healthy financials, strong distribution network and partnerships enable us to be profitable and grow. This is a very exciting time for Lebara.”

Lebara further announced the creation of an extra 200 jobs throughout the group. 55 of the new jobs will be located at their customer service centre in East London, while a smaller contingent will be based in Australia.