Friday, 14 October 2011

MVNO Headlines - 14 October 2011

Colruyt to launch new MVNO by year-end
Telecompaper (subscription)
Belgian supermarket group Colruyt wants to launch MVNO services by the end of the year, in the wake of Carrefour and Aldi with Base, and Delhaize with Mobistar, L'Echo reported. Colruyt Mobile will begin life with a budget of EUR 1.5 million. ...
Budget Mobile sees 3 mln low-cost consumers in France
Telecompaper (subscription)
Nearly 3 million French consumers have a budget profile, according to MVNO Budget Mobile, which starts its service plans at 30 minutes for EUR 2.50 a month. The operator looked at the typical profile of consumers who see a monthly bill of EUR 15 or EUR ...
Brightpoint Collaborates with MSI
Zacks.com
It serves a wide range of industrial customers such as mobile network operators, mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), resellers, retailers and wireless equipment manufacturers. Motorola Solutions,which came into existence after the spin-off from ...

Thursday, 13 October 2011

MVNO Headlines - 13 October 2011


KPN shuts down Spanish MVNO unit 40 Movil
Telecompaper (subscription)
KPN provided its 40 Movil services in partnership with Spanish music radio station Los 40 Principales. 40 Movil customers are now invited to port their number free of charge to the Simyo network, which is also a KPN MVNO subsidiary.

Ensercom ends MVNE agreement with Vodafone Germany
Telecompaper (subscription)
The e-mail is sent to absolut mobil, Yukoono and MoBlack customers and offers the possibility to transfer their mobile number for free to another mobile service provider, MVNO or mobile operator. Ensercom recommends customers to change to Vodafone ...

Sim Only Provider GiffGaff Surveys UK Youth
Simcards.co.uk (blog)
A study conducted on behalf of GiffGaff, a sim only MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), has found that there are many unfair stereotypes levelled against the youth of today in modern Britain. While the recent riots which spread across the country ...
Auchan Telecom launches social mobile tariff
Telecompaper (subscription)
French MVNO Auchan Telecom has launched its mobile social tariff, aimed at people on RSA benefits, offering 40 minutes of calls and 40 SMS a month for EUR 8.99. To obtain the government label, such a service must cost under EUR 10. ...

Ortel Mobile launches services in Switzerland
Telecompaper (subscription)
Pre-paid MVNO Ortel Mobile, a subsidiary of KPN, has announced the launch of services in Switzerland. Ortel Mobile targets multi-cultural communities who make frequent overseas calls and already operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, ...

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

MVNO Headlines - 12 October 2011

Elephant Talk announces MVNO agreement with SpeakUp
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Oct 11, 2011 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Business software and services provider Elephant Talk Communications Corp ETAK announced on Tuesday that it has signed a Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) agreement with Netherlands-based telecoms ...
Novatel launches CMS platform for MVNO, enterprise users
Novate Wireless
Mobile data device maker Novatel Wireless has launched its enhanced N4A Communication and Management Software (CMS) 3.0 platform built for its carrier, MVNO and enterprise customers. The N4A CMS 3.0 is a Service Delivery Platform (SDP) with an ...
Selling telecommunications solutions to your IT customers
TechDay.co.nz
By Contributor, Wednesday, 12th October, 2011 Telcoinabox is the largest wholesale MVNO aggregator in New Zealand the solution that enables you to Bolton "telco services to an existing business”. Launched in New Zealand in 2010, the business has taken ...


Virgin Mobile France promotes Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S
Telecompaper (subscription)
MVNO Virgin Mobile France is selling Sony-Ericsson's Xperia Arc S featuring a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, boosting the smartphone's power 25 percent, from EUR 1 with its Very Smartphone subscription. Echos du Net reports that it starts ...
DoT arm: 3G roaming deals by players not having spectrum are illegal
Hindu Business Line
Under existing rules, operators are not allowed to share spectrum or enter into an MVNO arrangement. Vodafone, in a letter to the DoT, said that the concerns around the roaming agreements were unfounded as it had sought clarifications on the issue ...


Tchibo Mobil celebrates anniversary with promotions
Telecompaper (subscription)
German coffee house chain Tchibo's MVNO Tchibo Mobil has announced a series of promotions, available online and in all Tchibo outlets from 10 October, to celebrate its 7th anniversary. These include the Huawei Ideos X3 smartphone in a complete package ...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

MVNO Headlines - 11 October 2011

Elephant Talk and SpeakUp Sign a MVNO Contract
MarketWatch (press release)
... www.elephanttalk.com ), an international provider of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industries, today announced that it has signed a Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) agreement with SpeakUp. ...
Redknee Solutions Enters Latin America With New Multi-Million Dollar MVNO ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Under the service agreement, Redknee will deploy and manage its end-to-end billing solution, allowing the MVNO to benefit from Redknee's real-time converged billing expertise as it concentrates on launching branding and marketing campaigns. ...
Micro-P launches '360′ consumer MVNO SIM
Mobile News
Micro-P has entered the MVNO market with a "unique" deal, which allows customers to pay for their texts, minutes and data for the duration of their contract term. The MVNO – '360 Mobile' – runs off the Three network and will be targeted at both the ...
Vodafone 'declines to bid' for Lebara
Global Telecoms Business
European MVNO Lebara's hopes to raise the value of its sales process have been dashed by its partner Vodafone's refusal to bid for the operator, according to reports in the UK. Initial bids for the sale, to be conducted by Royal Bank of Scotland, ...
Voice resale by mobile operators like Bharti Airtel and others could be a game ...
Economic Times
The reseller will not need to invest in infrastructure as is the case with the MVNO (mobile virtual network operators) model. Currently this is prohibited. Successive telecom policies , NTP '94 and NTP '99 have either discouraged resale of voice or ...
Israel's government wants investor partner for its proposed fiber network
FierceTelecom
... Israel's Communication Minister, who said the telecom industry "is in need of a new player" previously awarded two wireless licenses to two new operators and has allowed other service providers to become Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). ...
TTK applies for phone numbers for its MVNO
Telecompaper (subscription)
Russian operator TTK has submitted an application to the state communications agency Rossvyaz for one million telephone numbers for its MVNO, reported Kommersant. It is expected that mobile operators MTS and Megafon will cooperate with TTK on the issue ...
IndiaWatch: Draft NTP Permits Voice Resale
Light Reading India
The move paves the way for the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) model, which is currently prohibited. (See NTP 2011: RIP Domestic Roaming! and NTP 2011: Govt Allows Spectrum Sharing.) The draft policy also favors the abolition of national roaming ...
Sprint ID Celebrates One-year Anniversary with Six Million ID Pack Downloads ...
MarketWatch (press release)
--All Things Digital For content providers like MTV, the Sprint ID pack format represents an opportunity to deliver content directly to the mobile audience--in many ways, its approach recalls the MVNO model, but without the service plans and handsets. ...

Monday, 10 October 2011

MVNO Headlines - 10 October 2011


Customers on Virgin Media's MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) are now being given access to the Orange mobile phone network in addition to that of the T-Mobile network they already use. It means increased coverage for Virgin customers ...


With spectrum pooling and sharing in place, we might get to see the possibility of some new business models like Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) under which new players would get to launch their services, using the spectrum of existing players ...

But in the US it had held out the hope of creating a genuine third way by pursuing the MVNO model it had pioneered there to its logical conclusion - a huge wholesale network which could support a wide range of small operators and non-telco brands ...