Thursday, 19 July 2012

Loxley and Tune Talk form alliance

The Bangkok Post has reported, Loxley Plc is forming an alliance with Tune Talk, Malaysia's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) controlled by AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes, to serve TOT Plc's third-generation (3G) wireless broadband service nationwide. Loxley will hold a 51% stake in a new venture firm with Tune Talk holding the remaining 49%. The company will use Tune Talk brand for its 3G service.

Bichara Tecnologia to unveil 5 Brazilian MVNOs?

BNAmericas has reported that Bichara Tecnologia are planning on bringing up to 5 MVNOs to the Brazilian market this year. Of course, they did not say who the 5 are.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Everything Everywhere launches Viacloud, MVNA partner

18th July 2012, United Kingdom: Everything Everywhere, the UK’s biggest communications company, has announced a strategic partnership with Mobile  Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) Atmovia, a subsidiary of the Viacloud Group. 

Atmovia has invested in deep end-to-end technology from Nokia Siemens Networks, and its platform will support the launch and growth of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) on the Everything Everywhere network. It has the unique capability among MVNAs of dealing with large customer bases, with an out-of-the-box capacity to manage up to 7 million subscribers.  

Richard Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Atmovia, said: “We don’t believe that anyone else has done what we have; investing in the highest-spec, carrier grade technology for our platform, and taking the time to fully integrate it with our MNO partner.  Our MVNO customers will benefit from this investment directly, as they are able to quickly react to changing market conditions and offer their own customers the flexible and high-quality service they expect, on a network that – like us – is investing great amounts of time and money to provide the best service for its customers.”

Atmovia is a carrier-grade wholesale mobile company focussed on the development and growth of MVNOs within the UK and Europe.  It is the MVNA subsidiary of the Viacloud Group, a private equity-backed telecommunications company focussed on mobile and international communications.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sprint Single Source Enablement, no MVNE needed

Sprint is opening up its network to more MVNOs in what seems to be a push for strong brands rather than technical players. The MNO has launched what it calls Single Source Enablement. This means that potential MVNOs have the option of letting Sprint run everything mobile about the operation and just the winning and keeping of subscribers left to the MVNO. 

“Sprint Wholesale & Emerging Solutions provides award-winning account and operational support, not to mention all-new, nationwide 3G and 4G LTE networks that will position our customers to deliver better overall performance today and into the future,” said Matt Carter, president, Global Wholesale & Emerging Solutions. “Sprint goes above and beyond our competitors to ensure each customer’s success, as we employ a hands-on and collaborative approach to help each MVNO venture thrive.”

With the addition of Single Source Enablement, Sprint has developed three different Wireless Enablement Solutions to meet the varying needs of its wholesale MVNO customers. Sprint’s product offering and implementation support allows each MVNO the freedom to focus on growing their business in a meaningful way.

Sprint has other Wireless Enablement packages for MVNOs that crave more control, including:

Standard Enablement Model
MVNOs seeking the maximum amount of control over operations, care, support and logistics should look no further than the Traditional Enablement Model. The MVNO uses in-house resources or outsources to third parties for specific business functions. Complexity and cost are higher in this model, but MVNOs have maximum control.

Joint Enablement Model
Sprint simplifies and manages many of the complex rating and invoicing systems and processes required for wireless operations. Other business functions, such as customer care and the warehousing and distribution of devices, are still managed by the MVNO.

Smart Pinoy quietly launched in Macau in June

PLDT president Napoleon Nazareno said “We have launched another MVNO in Macau last month with the leading telco there.”

According to The MVNO Directory, Smart Pinoy also operates in Hong Kong and Singapore. As detailed in The MNO Directory, PLDT is a major Asian MNO based in The Philippines.