EE hit with £2.7m fine for overcharging roaming customers

EE A failure to properly implement changes to how its system managed international dialling codes has seen EE fined £2.7m for incorrectly charging roaming customers Telecoms regulator Ofcom has slapped BT-owned mobile network operator (MNO) EE with a £2.7m fine after a year-long investigation concluded that the company had broken fundamental billing rules on two…

KDDI and Altair Demonstrate Cellular LPWA for IoT

KDDI, Altair, Cellular LPW, IoT Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, has announced a partnership with KDDI in Japan to demo CAT-M new Release 13 and ultra-low-power consumption, using LTE extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) and power saving mode (PSM) settings. “Cellular LPWA technologies are key enablers for the proliferation of IoT applications and use…

Telefonica discontinues Simyo and updates German MVNO Blau

Telefonica, Simyo ,MVNO, Blau Telefonica Deutschland has revamped its Blau brand with new tariffs and an expanded offering as it prepares to shut down Simyo. In a bid to reposition the Blau brand, Telefonica Deutschland has introduced two new Allnet flat rates. The Blau Allnet L includes a flat rate for all German networks for…

Aptilo Enables Wi-Fi for Half a Million 3UK Subscribers in the London Underground

Aptilo, Wi-Fi 3UK, one of the UK’s top mobile operators, serves 500K subscribers with Wi-Fi in the London Underground using Wi-Fi service management solutions from Aptilo Networks. 3UK has experienced significant month-on-month growth of the service since first deployed in 2014, with a high percentage of recurring users, helping 3UK to increase its value to…

Virgin Mobile will double its KC headcount this year

Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile USA will hire up to 100 people at its new headquarters in downtown Kansas City, the company announced Wednesday. This is double the number of jobs Virgin pledged to create in July when it announced it would move its headquarters to Missouri. In the first half of 2017, the company said…

US MVNO Ultra Mobile taps diverse MVNO platforms in battle with established carriers

US MVNO, Ultra Mobile MVNO provider Ultra Mobile uses diverse brand offerings as it competes against established players like T-Mobile and Sprint. On this week’s Carrier Wrap, we speak with Ultra Mobile on its position in the mobile virtual network operator space and how it looks to differentiate its various brands against established operators. Few…

Virgin Mobile Eyes Of Becoming The First Ever Prepaid Brand To Offer Free Wireless Services; Boost Phones Play Vital Role

Virgin Mobile Virgin aims to be a disrupter brand amongst the competitors in the tough pre-paid serving arena. Although it has been arguably hard to say that the brand has taken over the top spot, it is keen to do so. Sprint has expressed its desire to validate all new business strategies and put them…

Virgin Mobile extends Mobile Virtual Network deal with EE

Virgin Mobile,Mobile Virtual Network, EE Virgin Mobile will offer its customers enhanced mobile networking services under the terms of an extended deal signed with EE Virgin Media-owned mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile plans to rapidly scale-up its offering and deliver new services to its customers after signing an agreement with its network provider…

Tres retos para los operadores de telefonía móvil en el 2017

telefonía móvil Operadores móviles Movistar, Claro, Entel, Bitel y Virgin Mobile enfrentan un año crucial para el desarrollo de sus negocios Tres son los retos de los operadores de telefonía móvil en el Perú para este año. De superarlos, el más beneficiado será el consumidor local, cada vez más exigente con el servicio y las…

China Mobile Hong Kong 4G Data Roaming Coverage Ranks No.1 in Hong Kong

China Mobile Hong Kong China Mobile Hong Kong (“CMHK” or “the Company”) today announced that the Company has ranked first* in the number of 4G data roaming coverage destinations among all the mobile network operators in Hong Kong, offering one-stop communication services in more than 100 destinations worldwide, allowing customers to stay in touch with…

Sprint’s branding relaunch of Virgin Mobile is still coming in 2017

Sprint, Virgin Mobile Sprint has struggled to stay competitive in a quickly changing market, especially since T-Mobile has been incredibly aggressive on the lower-end of the spectrum. This has forced the carrier to focus on just one segment of their business at a time, and since Sprint has itself spread over multiple brands, some portions…

T-Mobile USA, CEO John Legere sees ‘Crazinehttps://www.mvnodynamics.com/?p=45584&preview=truess’ & Big Deals

T-Mobile USA T-Mobile’s jebullient chief is predicting that rivals Verizon and Comcast will “consider” merging this year, while it offers customers more ways to simplify their bills in the latest installment of its “Un-carrier” strategy. T-Mobile US Inc. CEO John Legere, along with CTO Neville Ray and CMO Mike Sievert, took to the stage in…

Cell C pushing to be first with new service offerings

Cell C Cell C said it remains focussed on providing customers with innovative and affordable products and will strive to be the first with new service offerings. Cell C had a strong year and was the first mobile network operator in Africa to launch Wi-Fi calling for the iPhone. The company is also the only…

TOT, CAT eye merger of mobile phone businesses

TOT, CAT STATE telecommunication agencies TOT and CAT Telecom have discussed a possible merger of their mobile-phone businesses to help ensure their long-term survival. CAT president Colonel Sanpachai Huvanandana said recently that after the merger, the two agencies would jointly ask the government to extend the validity terms of some of their mobile-phone spectra to…

Pareteum Announces Expanded European MVNE Contract to Launch First Global MVNO Service

Pareteum Pareteum Corporation (NYSE MKT: TEUM) (“Pareteum,” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced it has secured an expanded Global Cloud Platform services agreement with its largest European customer. The new contract, an extension of its existing MVNE relationship with Vodafone Enabler S.L.(VEE), will allow for the…

The U.S. Prepaid Wireless Market: Year In Review

U.S., Prepaid Wireless The prepaid wireless space looks fairly attractive to U.S. wireless carriers, as prepaid plans increasingly shift from the pay-as-you-go format to monthly billing, with the gap between prepaid and postpaid ARPUs also narrowing slightly. Moreover, customer acquisition and maintenance costs for prepaid users are also lower when compared to postpaid. The four…

Swisscom expands use of MATRIXX Software to power M-Budget digital MVNO

Swisscom, MATRIXX Software, M-Budget, MVNO MATRIXX powers digital services for new brand of Switzerland’s biggest retailer MATRIXX Software (http://www.matrixx.com/) today announced that M-Budget Mobile, an innovative digital MVNO powered by Swisscom, has implemented MATRIXX software. M-Budget Mobile is a brand of Switzerland’s biggest retailer, Migros, providing flexible service options and products for budget-conscious consumers. M-Budget…

Austrian Wireless Operators competing with Christmas offers

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Austrian operators are coming nearly daily with new Christmas promotions, reports DerStandard.at. Especially mobile operator Hutchison Drei Austria and A1 low-cost brand Bob have intensified their competitive offers recently. Also discounter MVNO Hot has reduced the tariffs Hot fix Plus and Hot data.
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Mobile TeleSystems Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2016

Mobile TeleSystems Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS”) (NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, today announces its unaudited IFRS financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Key Financial Highlights of Q3 2016 Consolidated group revenue decreased by 1.3% y-o-y to RUB 112.2 bln Total revenue in Russia…

Two firms in race to be Singapore’s fourth telco

Singapore MyRepublic and Australia’s TPG Telecom will take part in new entrant spectrum auction later this year; third prospective entrant airYotta doesn’t meet pre-qualification criteria AFTER months of speculation, it’s final. Singapore will get a fourth telco next year and it will be a two-horse race between local broadband services provider MyRepublic and Australian telecom…

Vodafone resta importancia a que Orange le supere en ingresos porque no compiten por “liderar la oposición”

Vodafone, Orange La compañía esta dispuesta a alquilar su red de 4G a OMV, pero no a los precios bajos que exigen la mayoría El consejero delegado de Vodafone España, Antonio Coimbra, ha restado importancia a que Orange le haya superado en ingresos en el trimestre comprendido entre julio y septiembre, ya que su negocio…

Vodafone continues losing customers as Telstra, Optus, Amaysim gain: Kantar

Vodafone, Telstra, Optus, Amaysim The no-contract segment is continuing to grow in popularity, with Optus, Telstra, Amaysim and Aldi Mobile benefiting while Vodafone, Virgin, and TPG’s total mobile customer bases shrank. Market research company Kantar has published the latest statistics on mobile market share in Australia, revealing that Telstra, Optus, Amaysim, Aldi Mobile, and Boost…

Greek divsion Cyta Hellas will be sold due to economic conditions

Cyta Hellas Sale of Cypriot telco’s Greek arm to reportedly be carried out independently of parent company’s privatisation. Cyta Hellas, the Greek arm of Cypriot incumbent Cyta, has been put on sale, it emerged last week. In a local-language statement, the operator said that economic uncertainty in Greece poses major challenges for all telcos there.…

TIM wants to challenge Free Mobile an MVNO

TIM, Free Mobile TIM does not intend to leave after the arrival area of the French operator to acquire the frequencies and towers in excess of 3 Italy and Wind. Free Mobile, as is known, aims to bring to Italy the formula low cost that so much has been successful in France. A plan that…