Vodafone Hutchison Australia loss a result of “mobile termination rate cuts”

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Reports a net loss of $241.8M for the first half of FY17

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has reported a net loss of $241.8 million for the 1H FY17, with a total revenue of $3.35 billion. Read More

HKBN launches 4G mobile bundle via MVNO

HKBN, 4G, MVNO China Mobile Hong Kong expands relationship with Hong Kong Broadband Network by providing bundled 4G Hong Kong consumer operator HKBN has expanded its relationship with China Mobile to launch 4G services that are bundled with its own fixed broadband and TV offers. HKBN – previously better know as Hong Kong Broadband Network

South Korea’s SK Telecom Market Share Falls below 50%

SK Telecom According to a report about the evaluation of the telecom market competition situation in 2016 released by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) on Feb. 14, SK Telecom, the nation’s No. 1 mobile carrier, saw its market share fall below 50%. SK Telecom held the highest share of 44.5 percent in the

Earnings of CJ Cheiljedang and CJ HelloVision expected to improve in 2017

CJ HelloVision CJ Group’s key unit CJ Cheiljedang Corp. and cable channels operating arm CJ HelloVision Co. are expected to see their earnings recover this year after they disappointed the market with poor performance last year due to falling prices of core products and a one-off cost. The food manufacturing unit of the group, CJ

SK Telecom Demonstrated Federated Network Slicing for Int’l Roaming of 5G Services

SK Telecom SK Telecom announced on February 15 that it developed federated network slicing, one of the most important techniques for the realization of 5G communication networks, for the first time in the world in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson and succeeded in demonstrating the technology. During the demonstration of the technology on February

Thirteen companies interested in becoming TOT’s 4G/2.3 GHz partner

TOT THIRTEEN companies have picked up the documents required to make a proposal to be TOT’s partner in providing 4G service on the state agency’s 2.3GHz band, said Rungsun Channarukul, TOT’s senior executive vice president/mobile unit. TOT made the documents available last Friday, with yesterday as the deadline for picking them up. Among the 13

South Korea MVNOs Struggle for Existence as Subscriber Numbers Near 7 million

South Korea, MVNO SEOUL: The number of MVNO subscribers is about to exceed seven million, a sign of market maturation over the past six years. However, due to sluggish growth that began two years ago, businesses are desperately struggling for existence. Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are putting significant efforts into finding a way out

Australia: Optus, Vodafone battle for bush coverage

Optus, Vodafone Optus and Vodafone want to catch up with Telstra’s superior mobile coverage in the bush — but there is a war of words on how best to do it. For its part, Optus is extending its own network. Vodafone wants the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, to force Telstra to

Thai MNO, TOT terminates M Consult Asia for 3G MVNO Broadband

Tot, M Consult Asia, MVNO TOT Plc has finally terminated a business contract with M Consult Asia to provide 3G mobile broadband service on the state telecom enterprise’s network under the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model, one year after the company’s default. The state telecom enterprise is also in talks with Samart I-Mobile (SIM)

KDDI 9M profit grows 15.4% to $4.17b

KDDI Japan’s KDDI grew its net profit for the first nine months of its financial year by 15.4% to 471.4 billion yen ($4.17 billion), on the back of rising mobile services revenues. Operating revenue for the period between April and December last year grew 6.8% to 3.52 trillion yen. Mobile revenues grew by 31 billion

MNOs will lose 5G rewards to new entrants if they will not share networks

5G Even in rural Australia, sharing is resisted Analysis The advantages of network sharing seem glaringly obvious in a world where the mismatch between mobile data demand and mobile data ARPU is rushing MNOs’ profits. The need to reduce the cost of delivering those rising tides of data is urgent, but many operators are ready

Japan Communications gets SoftBank to lease phone lines

Japan Communications, SoftBank TOKYO — Japan Communications said Wednesday that SoftBank Group has agreed to lease the company phone lines for its budget smartphone services, ending a spat over connectivity that drew in the government. Starting March 22, existing subscribers to SoftBank’s smartphone services will be able to switch over to the cheaper services of

Fingerprint ID mandatory to register SIMs, MVNOs not exempted despite requests

MVNOs Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) will have to use an online fingerprint ID system for new prepaid and postpaid mobile SIM card registrations by March without exception, says the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). An MVNO is a company that provides mobile service but does not have its own mobile network. MVNOs have

ONE Championship renews partnership with Malaysian telco giant Tune Talk

ONE Championship, Tune Talk Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its renewal of partnership with the largest mobile prepaid service provider in Malaysia, Tune Talk. Both companies have been closely working together since 2012, bringing Asian mixed martial arts to greater heights. Victor Cui,

Alibaba’s MVNO Arm Opens Virtual Mobile Number for Preorder

Alibaba Ali Telecom, the MVNO unit of Alibaba Group, has officially launched “Qinxin” brand, which the company will use to market its virtual telecom service. The affiliate also opened its mobile phone numbers for preorder today with each user can reserve up to 4 phone numbers for free. The service will be released in the

China MVNOs double user base to 43M through 2016

China, MVNO China’s 37 MVNOs more than doubled their subscriber base during 2016 to 43 million, which represents 3 per cent of the country’s mobile connections. According to C114.net, the largest MVNO Snail Mobile holds more than eight million subscribers, while seven players each have more than two million mobile connections. Combined, the eight operators

Hong Kong MVNO, CMMobile pulled due to struggling mobile firm

CMMobile CMMobile, which has about 60,000 users, yesterday suspended its services after it failed to pay rent to Hong Kong Telecom for the use of the latter’s network. The Office of the Communications Authority received 137 complaints and inquiries by 5pm yesterday relating to the service suspension. CMMobile halted its services at 2am on Monday,

Six business growth opportunities for Australian MVNOs

Australian MVNO International telecommunications research company OVUM reports on the global trends affecting Mobile Virtual Network Operators. Part one of their insight series looks at key new business areas worldwide. Anyone who works in the telecommunications industry in Australia knows of the intense competition among mobile service providers. With around 50 network and virtual network

Videocon to exit spectrum-oriented businesses by shutting down services in Punjab from Feb 15

Punjab was the only telecom circle where Videocon was still in operation after the telco sold its spectrum to Bharti Airtel for Rs 4,428 crore last year. Videocon Telecom, which operates under Quadrant Televentures in the Punjab telecom circle, will exit the mobile services business by shutting down its operations in the state effective February

British and Malaysian firms seeking MVNA/MVNO partnerships with TOT

MVNA/MVNO, TOT YCAMOBILE AND ENABLING ASIA TECH IN APPROACHES TO STATE FIRM BRITISH COMPANY Lycamobile and Enabling Asia Tech from Malaysia have approached state telecoms company TOT on possible partnership deals, said Rungsun Channarukul, TOT’s senior executive vice president for the mobile unit. Lycamobile wants to be the state agency’s MVNO (mobile virtual network operator)