Tuesday, 4 October 2011

MVNO Headlines - 04 October 2011

New MVNO targets Africans working in UK
Telecoms.com
A new MVNO has launched in the UK, targeted exclusively at the African migrant community, claiming to be the first player to launch prepaid mobile credit transfer over SMS between the UK and Africa. The service effectively allows African callers to ...


XO Selects Sprint Wholesale for FMC Solution
Channel Partners
XO will not be reselling Sprint's wireless services in a traditional MVNO relationship, the spokesperson said. Instead, XO will leverage Sprint's WMI services and wireless network to offer a new fixed mobile convergence solution that extending PBX or ...


Rumours point to Google becoming an MVNO
GoMo News
Details are very scarce but the cellular world has been rocked by suggestions that Google could well be in the throes of becoming an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). It's not so unbelievable given that the famed search engine company has begun ..



Macedonia's first MVNO to start operations in 2012
Telecompaper (subscription)
The first virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) in Macedonia is expected to start operations in January 2012, according to a report in local business daily 'Kapital'. The company in question, a unit of World Teleconnect International Holding, ...
 


New MVNO targets African community in UK
Telecompaper (subscription)
Vizz Mobile has launched a new MVNO in the UK called Vizz Africa to serve the African community. Vizz Africa claims to offer the UK's first pre-paid airtime credit transfer from the UK to Africa. This service will allow Vizz Africa customers to ...


Double portion of prepaid LG Android handsets coming to Net10
Engadget
The MVNO is offering up the LG Optimus Net prepaid with a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 800MHz processor, 3MP camera (though Net10's site wrongly mentions 5MP), Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G and an included 4GB microSD card expandable to 32GB. ...


Net10 Prepares The LG Optimus Q and Optimus Net on their $50 Contract Free ...
Phandroid.com
In case you're not too familiar with Net10, they are a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and a brand of TracFone offering both pay-as-you-go and prepaid monthly options. For only $50 you can get unlimited text, data and voice piggy backing on ...


Masmovil launches Libre mobile voice, data bundle
Telecompaper (subscription)
Spanish MVNO Masmovil has launched a tariff plan dubbed 'Libre'. The service is available with no call set-up fee, minimum consumption or tie-in period. Libre service users will be charged 8.5 eurocents per minute for national voice calls. ...


How Will We Feel Tomorrow?
iSource
It seems that just about every carrier on the planet has been tied to one iPhone design or the other at some point, even going as far as the small regional T-Mobile MVNO Cincinnati Bell, who accidentally leaked a placeholder site for the iPhone 5 ...


Sharp to design first LTE smartphones, tablets for LightSquared
ConnectedPlanet
If Best Buy becomes a full-bore wireless MVNO offering smartphones, things get more complicated. But it may choose to simply offer a VoIP service, using the same LTE network for voice and data. Sharp has its work cut out for it. ...