Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Lycamobile grows and gets legal – Europe

This week European pre-paid MVNO Lycamobile announced that it had connected its 5 millionth subscriber (across all operations). Commenting on the figure, Chief Executive Milind Kangle stated that the company would carry its brand values forward into new markets.

Within the same week Lycamobile has further deepened its legal fight against T-Mobile Netherlands. Following a switch of MNO partner, Lycamobile subscribers have had difficulty in porting their numbers from the old network to the new. This week Lycamobile successfully won an initial legal case in The Hague, the result being that Lyca has been allowed to levy a prejudgement seizure against T-Mobile for EUR 15 million.