Charter, Time Warner, Bright House To Launch MVNO?

MVNO Earlier this week, the FCC approved the three-way merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks in a deal worth approximately $66 billion dollars. As part of the documentation associated with the deal, the FCC provided the market with some insight into the plans that the new Charter business may have,

MVNO Defense Mobile stops accepting new customers, undergoing ‘business transition’

MVNO Defense Mobile article source fiercewireless Defense Mobile, an MVNO that first came to market in 2013 targeting active and retired U.S military and their families, is in the midst of a “business transformation” and is not currently accepting new customers. However, a company spokesman said that the MVNO hopes to resume activating new customers

El número de líneas de fibra asciende 3,6 millones en marzo, según CNMC

OMV El número de líneas de fibra hasta el hogar (FTTH) creció en 159.316 en marzo hasta las 3,6 millones, de las que dos de cada tres corresponden a Movistar, según los datos publicados hoy por la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). Movistar tenía en marzo 2,5 millones de fibra (el

Virtual mobile operator Lycamobile looks to build market share

Lycamobile Irish subsidiary forecasts profit growth despite previously recording massive loss The Irish subsidiary of mobile operator Lycamobile is forecasting profits in the coming years, despite recording a huge loss in 2014 and noting the difficulty that it and other companies have in establishing a presence here. Lycamobile is one of a number of mobile

Indian MVNO ventures

MVNO AT&T Virgin Media Just over a month after the Indian government passed a law to allow MVNOs into the country, the floodgates have opened – with AT&T and Virgin Media the first to be swept up in the torrent of rumors surrounding the run-up to a spectrum mega-auction, one which will define the next

Oasis Smart SIM and Airfi announce strategic partnership to leverage global IoT opportunities

IoT Oasis Smart SIM, the expert in embedded USIM operating systems, cellular service and connectivity activation solutions for M2M, Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer devices, is proud to announce its partnership with Airfi, a global connectivity service provider to the IoT sector. The new strategic partnership leverages Oasis’ embedded connectivity and subscription management solutions

Three/O2 merger opponents rue missed opportunity

Three O2 Three owners CK Hutchison has come under fire for failing to use its takeover of O2 to fix the UK MVNO space. The Phone Co-op praised the European Commission for making the right decision in blocking the deal after remedies put forward by Hutch failed to impress. CEO Vivian Woodell expressed disappointment that

BRIEF: UK mobile market keeps its four operators, but M&A unlikely to stop

three O2 UK The European Commission has blocked the consolidation of the UK mobile market, rejecting the proposed merger of the number four, 3 UK, and the number two mobile player, O2. The EC believes that competition would suffer if the UK became a three-player market. Both the UK regulator, Ofcom, and the UK Competition

EU & Competition Law Review 11 May 2016

Telefonica On 4 May 2016, the EU Merger Working Group (“MWG”) published a report, including comparison tables, on information requirements for national merger notifications in the EU Member States and Norway. The report provides some basic knowledge on MWG members’ information requirements for initial merger notification and also aims to provide context for the type

Telco startup OMG Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator looking to capture the youth market through experiences

OMG Mobile MVNO Despite the high prices, often poor coverage, slow internet speeds, and lack of perks we get from our telecommunications providers, the level of smartphone penetration in Australia is among the highest in the world, meaning our telcos are able to make a lot of money out of us for doing, well, not

New 4G MVNO launching in Singapore

4G MVNO A new 4G MVNO is launching in Singapore that aims to give consumers a new way to interact and consume telco services. Digital telco Circles.Life will target the data savvy consumer segment in Singapore. The operator will use M1’s infrastructure under an MVNO model similar to the one Virgin Mobile had with Singtel

Los operadores virtuales ingresan a la telefonía móvil

Los operadores virtuales Elreglamento del Operador Móvil Virtual (OMV), que fue aprobado la semana pasada por el Ministerio de Comunicaciones, era “largamente esperado” por el sector y permitirá la aparición de nuevos jugadores en el mercado de manera gradual, de acuerdo con la visión de distintos analistas del sector de telecomunicaciones. Telecentro, iPlan, cooperativas telefónicas,

Report: AT&T Eyeing India Entry as MVNO

AT&T MVNO U.S. wireless giant AT&T is reportedly considering a step into the growing India telecommunications market as an MVNO. According to a report from The Economic Times, AT&T and Virgin Media are both looking to enter the potentially lucrative India market. Citing “top sources in the government,” the report indicated the companies could initially

AT&T, Virgin Media eye up India – report

AT&T Virgin Media AT&T and Virgin Media are reportedly interested in re-entering India, a move that will further heighten competition in the crowded telecoms market. An Economic Times (ET) report cites “top sources” in the government, which claim both companies have expressed interest to enter India, with an initial foray likely to centre around an

Una Cooperativa pampeana entra al mercado de telefonía móvil

MVNO La Cooperativa Popular de Electricidad (CPE) de La Pampa participará del negocio de las comunicaciones móviles, según lo resuelto en la última reunión del Consejo Directivo de la entidad, a partir de los cambios en la reglamentación nacional. “La decisión se tomó en una reunión de dirigentes y técnicos, a partir de la nueva

Telecentro, Frávega y las cooperativas, entre los interesados por ser operadores virtuales de telefonía móvil

OMV Con la aprobación del reglamento para permitir operadores virtuales de servicios móviles (usan las redes de Claro, Personal y Movistar) son varias las empresas que planean convertirse en OMVs; esperan un ingreso gradual al mercado Elreglamento del Operador Móvil Virtual (OMV; permite a una empresa dar servicio de telefonía alquilando la infraestructura de otra),

UK’s Tello launches in a cutthroat MVNO segment via Sprint’s network

MVNO The MVNO space became a little more crowded today with the launch of Tello, a service provider that has been active in the U.K. market for two years. Tello uses Sprint’s network and offers no-frills, a la carte plans with no activation fees, overage charges or contracts. And while users can build their own

MachNation publishes IoT application, platform and services forecast: 2015-2025

M2M/IoT MachNation has created an IoT platform, application and services forecast to present insights into the state and development of the IoT market. This forecast provides forecasts for the technology components and sub-components making up an IoT solution over the period 2015-2025. This forecast presents a technology-centric view of the IoT market to help our

Sigfox to challenge AT&T, Verizon by deploying its IoT network in 100 U.S. cities this year

Sigfox IoT Sigfox announced plans to expand its U.S. operations in a big way, vowing to deploy its IoT network in 100 cities across America this year. The move could create additional challenges for AT&T and Verizon as they work to sell IoT services through their LTE networks. Based in France, Sigfox offers a 902

BokSel capitalises on linguistic advantage

BokSel MVNO South Africa’s first Afrikaans-only mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) has launched. BokSel is aimed at mobile users who prefer communication in Afrikaans. The new mobile network hopes to entice around 100 000 users. BokSel is the brainchild of Rennert van Rensburg, the man behind Afrikaans radio station Bok Radio. “There is a gap

ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC

ItsOn OSS/BSS ItsOn has claimed another victory over the likes of Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei by landing Saudi Telecom as the latest customer of its cloud-based IT platform. The Saudi Arabian incumbent has today launched an entirely new mobile business based on the ItsOn Inc. platform, which the Silicon Valley startup is pitching as an