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…

Pareteum Continues Expansion of Product Team Naming Chris Hills Vice President of Global Connectivity

Pareteum Pareteum Corporation (NYSE MKT: TEUM) (“Pareteum,” or the “Company”), a leading provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced an expansion of its Mobile Cloud Platform product team with the appointment of Chris Hills formerly Director of Verizon Global Voice Services to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Connectivity. Chris Hills…

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…

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…

Charter CEO Talks 10 Gbps and Future Wireless Plans

Charter, Future Wireless At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said the company is looking toward a future that includes 10 Gbps symmetrical and a world of blended wired and wireline. In greenfield construction, Rutledge pointed out that Charter is going all-fiber. However, in other areas the operator…

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…

ORBCOMM Named on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™

ORBCOMM, Deloitte Company Recognized for Revenue Growth, Innovation and Thought Leadership among Nation’s Top Technology Companies ROCHELLE PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet (HHH) of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it ranked 383 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology,…

TextNow Named One of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™

TextNow WATERLOO, Ontario– TextNow, the company disrupting the traditional wireless carrier model, announced today that it has made the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. TextNow demonstrated 137% percent growth between 2012 and 2015. “We’re very proud to…

The People’s Operator considering placing at significant discount

The People’s Operator The People’s Operator noted the slump in its share price and said it has been mulling the idea of an equity raising at a significant discount rather than debt financing. During the interim results in October, the AIM-listed virtual network operator said it was considering further funding options and its major shareholders…

Mexico disqualifies one of two bidders for shared mobile network

Mexico, mobile network SCT says Rivada-led consortium failed to pay MXN 1 billion bid bond in time. Mexico late last week disqualified one of two consortia bidding to build the country’s nationwide wholesale mobile network. In a statement on Friday, the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) said the group led by Rivada Networks failed…

Sprint to Give 1 Million Devices With Service to Disadvantaged Students

Sprint, Students My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative began by President Obama in 2014 to help minority males, is getting a boost from Sprint this week. Announced this morning, Sprint is donating one million Internet-connected devices, plus service for these devices, to youth who don’t have access to the Internet at home. According to Sprint, the…

Suman casi 109.5 millones de usuarios de telefonía móvil en México

telefonía móvil, México Eso significa una teledensidad de 90 por cada 100 habitantes en el país, reportó el Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones Morelia, Michoacán (MiMorelia.com).- A junio pasado, existen en México 109 millones 454 mil 680 usuarios de telefonía móvil, un crecimiento de 5 por ciento en un año, donde Telcel se mantiene como la…

SIERRA WIRELESS WARNS CELLULAR DATA GEAR TARGETED BY MIRAI MALWARE

Sierra Wireless, CELLULAR DATA, MIRAI MALWARE Sierra Wireless is warning customers to change default factory credentials on its AireLink gatway communications gear or risk being infected by Mirai malware. Mirai malware scans the Internet for IoT gear such as DVRs and IP-enabled cameras and other devices that are protected by default or hard-coded credentials, and…

Cuenta con telefonía móvil el 90% del país

telefonía móvil Entre abril y junio de este año, los precios de los servicios de televisión de paga e internet reflejaron una inflación anual de 3.6 y 1.2 por ciento, respectivamente, respecto al mismo periodo del año pasado; en contraste con la caída anual de 28.5 por ciento observados en la telefonía móvil, de acuerdo…

Global MVNO Otono Partners ThreeUK to Extend Short-Term, No-Contract 4G LTE Data Plans in the UK

MVNO, Otono Partners, ThreeUK Vancouver-based global MVNO, Otono Networks announces its partnership with ThreeUK to offer 4G LTE data plans throughout the United Kingdom for users of select iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular models through its AlwaysOnline Wireless (AOW). According to Otono, AOW already offers global 4G LTE data plans ranging from as little as one…

Telefónicas virtuales, sin alcanzar 1% del mercado

Telefónicas virtuales De acuerdo con el informe estadístico al segundo trimestre del IFT, los operadores móviles virtuales alcanzaron más de 895,000 suscripciones, pero su participación es de a penas 0.8 por ciento. A dos años de iniciar operaciones en México, los operadores móviles virtuales (OMV) no logran alcanzar 1% de participación de mercado; en un…

Joint Venture from FreedomPop and Dish to Bring Free Mobile to Mexico

FreedomPop, Dish, Mexico Freemium MVNO FreedomPop on Wednesday said it is teaming up with Dish to bring its model of free talk, text and data to Mexico. FreedomPop said it has undertaken a joint venture with Dish Mexico to leverage Dish’s existing distribution in the country and bring its services to Mexico’s 126 million citizens.…

Startup backed by Skype co-founder aims to undercut Mexican telcos

Skype A U.S. wireless startup backed by a co-founder of web phone service Skype has teamed up with Mexican pay-TV provider Dish Mexico to lure subscribers with free call and data plans in the country’s growing and increasingly competitive mobile market. FreedomPop, a five-year-old firm backed by Niklas Zennstrom, will take advantage of a sweeping…

Competition Intensifies in the U.S. Wireless Prepaid Market

U.S. Wireless Prepaid Market Competition is rising in the U.S. wireless prepaid market. The domestic prepaid mobile service businesses so far have been largely ignored by the telecom biggies. These national wireless carriers were mostly interested in the lucrative postpaid wireless market and the prepaid market remains a secondary option. However, over the last few…

Elephant Talk Enables Global Brand MVNO Framework

Elephant Talk, Global Brand, MVNO Framework SOURCE Elephant Talk Communications Corp. Elephant Talk – Expeto Partnership Results in First Enterprise Branded MVNO Customer with Targeted 2016 Initial Rollout NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ — Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) (“Elephant Talk,” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced…

Verizon reveals strategy to increase i-flight connectivity

Verizon, i-flight connectivity Verizon has revealed its strategy to increase adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity through its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative. Following launches from AT&T on IoT related developments earlier in the week, Verizon has announced the following: # Completion of technical trials in various locations across the country deploying both unmanned and manned…

Analyst: Redknee Solutions “Likely” Acquisition Target

Redknee Solutions The Canadian monetization and customer service specialist has attracted major investments from both a financial sponsor and an activist firm, which believes suitors would step forward during a sales process. Canadian monetization and customer service specialist Redknee Solutions Inc. got a temporary reprieve on debt covenant violations but faces other pressures now that…