AGCOM Q4 OBSERVATION: Italian mobile market loses Sims in Q3, data still growing

AGCOM The Italian mobile market contracted slightly in the third quarter, to 97.4 million lines from 97.5 at the end of June, according to the latest figures from Agcom. MVNOs grew to 7.2 million customers from 7.1 million in Q2, while the mobile operators dropped to 90.2 million from 90.4 million over the same period.…

Nextus Telecom presents NTmobile, new MVNO on the TIM network

Nextus Telecom, NTmobile, MVNO, TIM Comes a new virtual operator on the Italian scene. It’s called NTmobile and is owned by the private Swiss telco Nextus Telecom. It builds on the TIM network, and will use the Noverca platform, acquired by TIM same just over a month ago . The debut came with a range…

Acotel to sell 100% of Noverca MVNA to Telecom Italia

Acotel, Noverca, MVNA, Telecom Italia Italy’s Acotel Group has announced a preliminary agreement to sell 100 percent of its interest in Italian Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) Noverca to Telecom Italia. The companies had previously reached a deal to transfer Noverca’s more than 170,000 MVNO customers to Telecom Italia back in January 2015. The latest…

Iliad diventerà il quarto operatore mobile in Italia. Telecom a picco

Iliad Se le cose dovessero andare come previsto, a risentirne di più saranno tutti gli altri operatori virtuali: con le sue offerte a 2 euro, promosse al momento del lancio in Francia, Free ha totalmente (e molto velocemente) sbaragliato la concorrenza. C’è chi è pronto a scommettere che anche in Italia significherebbe un’emorragia nei clienti…

Globe Telecom will close its European MVNOs

Globe Telecom, European, MVNO Philippines operator shutters mobile services in U.K., Italy and Spain on competition grounds. Globe Telecom this week announced that it will close its mobile operations in the U.K., Italy and Spain this month. The Philippines-based operator, which launched its first European MVNO in the U.K. almost three years ago, said it…

Transatel: “Interessati all’Italia. Ma non agli asset Wind-3”

Transatel Intervista esclusiva a Jacques Bonifay, ceo dell’operatore virtuale francese: “Mai parlato con Hutchison e Vimpelcom. Noi acquistiamo capacità di connessione: torri e frequenze non ci servono”. Sui piani futuri: “Le nostre soluzioni sul mercato italiano entro il 2017” “Sto scoprendo da voi che Transatel è interessata a siti radio mobile e frequenze di Wind…

Italtel And TCI Agree To Cooperate On Telecommunication Development Projects In Iran

Italtel TCI Italtel, a leading Italian telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), managed services and all-IP communication, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) to develop and modernize TCI’s telecom network. The MoU was signed during an official Italian Government mission to Iran led by Italian Prime…

Monopolio Poste Mobile? Antitrust disarmata dalla politica

Poste Mobile L’Antitrust era riuscita a obbligare Poste Italiane ad aprire agli altri operatori mobili nelle sue filiali. Ora spunta un emendamento che congelerebbe tutto. I punti vendita degli operatori mobili negli uffici postali sembravano cosa fatta, ma un emendamento presentato al Senato da Area Popolare – il partito del Ministro degli Interni Alfano –…

Telecom Italia Sparkle Selects GENBAND’s White-Label, Cloud-Based Over the Top Solution to Enrich its Product Portfolio

OTT By leveraging the Kandy-based solution, TI Sparkle will offer an innovative service option to mobile operators, carriers and service providers and increase end customer loyalty GENBAND™, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions, and TI Sparkle, the International Services arm of Telecom Italia Group, announced today that TI Sparkle has selected Genband’s cloud-based OTT…

Consolidamento: per la Ue fondamentale il ruolo dei MVNO. Ecco quanto ‘pesano’ in Italia

MVNO In Italia il principale operatore mobile virtuale è Poste Mobile che controlla una fetta pari al 3,8% del mercato mobile complessivo e oltre la metà (52%) dello spazio MVNO. Resta da vedere se verranno coinvolti nella fusione Wind-3 Italia. Si è svolto ieri a Bruxelles un incontro a porte chiuse tra la Commissione europea…

Fastweb Connects 1 million Homes and Businesses in Rome with 100Mbps Fiber Broadband

Fastweb Fastweb , a Swisscom subsidiary that provides fixed broadband and IPTV service in Italy announced that it has connected a million of its residential and business customers in Rome who can now browse the Internet at ultra-broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The Operator in 2013, announced that the fiber network will be…

Hutchison seeks EU approval for Vimpelcom deal

CK Hutchison CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has started formal proceedings to get EU approval for merging its Italian mobile telecoms business with Vimpelcom’s, at a time when it is still in the throes of trying to win approval for its UK bid to create Britain’s biggest mobile operator. The two companies formally gave notification of…

Fastweb: ricavi 2015 a 1736 mln (+2,8% a/a)

Fastweb Fastweb ha chiuso il 2015 con ricavi totali pari a 1.736 mln euro, in aumento del 2,8% rispetto al 2014 quando erano di 1.688 mln. I clienti di banda larga a dicembre, spiega una nota, si sono attestati a 2,2 mln con una crescita del 6,2% rispetto al 2014, con nuove acquisizioni nette nell’anno.…

Over 75% of Italians own smartphone – study

MVNO A total of 93.1 percent of Italians over the age of 18 own a mobile, 75.7 percent of them smartphone devices, according to the 2016 Italy report by Eurispes. The researcher also revealed that 64.5 percent of respondents have a laptop, while 54.7 percent own a PC, 43.3 percent a tablet, 33.3 percent a…

Noitel Mobile cambia: dal 23 febbraio 2016 da Air Time Reseller a ESP

Noitel Mobile L’operatore mobile virtuale Noitel Mobile si trasforma da Air Time Reseller (ATR) a ESP (Enhanced Service Provider) dal prossimo 26 febbraio. A comunicarlo è lo stessa Noitel, che da questa data sarà a tutti gli effetti titolare di licenza per la fornitura di servizi di telefonia mobile. Questo cambiamento non porterà novità per…

Fastweb Mobile diventa e passa a TIM

Full MVNO Fastweb Mobile si appresta a diventare Full MVNO; contestualmente, l’operatore virtuale abbandonerà la rete di 3 Italia in favore di quella di TIM Fastweb ha deciso di puntare ulteriormente sul mercato della telefonia mobile. Il provider avrebbe, dunque, deciso di diventare Full MVNO. Questo, nella pratica, significa maggiore indipendenza con la possibilità di…

Fastweb to move mobile network to Telecom Italia – report

Full MVNO Italian broadband operator Fastweb is preparing to become a full MVNO, moving its mobile network from 3 Italia to Telecom Italia, reports business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. The move will allow Fastweb to launch more advanced and varied services at more competitive prices, said the report, adding that that the operator has…

Italian mobile data traffic up 45% in Q3

Mobile data traffic in Italy rose to 523 petabytes in the third quarter of 2015, an increase of 45 percent from a year earlier and 57 percent more than in the second quarter of this year. According to the latest quarterly statistics from regulator Agcom, over 37 million Sims used mobile internet services in the…

Digi Mobil Italia extends coverage with TIM

Romanian operator RCS&RDS’ ethnic MVNO in Italy, Digi Mobil Italia, expanded its 2G and 3G coverage in Italy through TIM’s network and offers unlimited calls and MB as part of a promotion. To take advantage of the new coverage, end-users have to change their SIM card in one of the more than 1,600 points of…

MVNO e il caso PosteMobile: la breve vita di una stella

Un operatore mobile virtuale, stretto nella tenaglia fra operatori tradizionale e OTT, non può sopravvivere nel mercato senza un’ottima strategia Anche le stelle più brillanti sono destinate a collassare su se stesse fino ad esplodere lasciando tutti attoniti a guardare uno spettacolo improvviso di fuoco e detriti. Ed è proprio con questo spirito da astronomi…

ChatSim launches new Unlimited Sim card

Italian instant messaging mobile operator ChatSim has launched its latest service, called ChatSim Unlimited, billed as the only Sim card that lets users chat free of charge and without limits anywhere in the world. The operator has reached roaming deals with more than 400 operators in over 150 countries so that subscribers can send unlimited…

INTRODUCING FASTWEB, OUR NEWEST MEMBER

Brussels – We are glad to announce that Fastweb joined our association this week. Fastweb is the largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications provider in Italy, offering ultra-fast fibre optic-based broadband, and is the country’s second biggest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Fastweb’s membership adds a new innovative and growing player to MVNO Europe, which will help…

Vodafone compie 20 anni in Italia: da Omnitel al 4G, investiti 23 miliardi di euro

Il 7 dicembre 1995 l’azienda, nata da Olivetti, ha iniziato a offrire servizi al pubblico, inaugurando l’era della concorrenza nella telefonia mobile. Nel tempo poi sono venute l’acquisizione della multinazionale inglese, e l’entrata nella telefonia fissa, e nei servizi e soluzioni per le imprese, in particolare per i settori Automotive e Retail Vodafone compie in…

Thales offers 4G broadband MVNO for public security and enterprise customers

Thales becomes operator of EIJI secure and resilient high data-rate mobile services for public security forces, essential operators and major companies Thales unveiled the latest developments in its EIJI secure, high-availability mobile telephony offering at Milipol Paris 2015 last week in the shape of an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) service for public security forces…