Virgin Mobile Poland doubles revenues in 2016

Virgin Mobile Poland

Polish MVNO VIrgin Mobile Poland reported PLN 80 million in revenues for 2016, which is a 100-percent increase compared to PLN 40 million in 2015. The operator ranked second in wins from number portability, after the long-term leader P4 (network Play).

Virgin Mobile Poland

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…

EU institutions meet to discuss wholesale roaming compromise

wholesale roaming The European Commission, Parliament and member states are meeting 18 January to try and reach a compromise on new wholesale roaming price caps. The Commission said it’s leading the trilogue talks, while it will be up to the Parliament and member states to reach a final agreement. The Commission said it hopes for…

IIoT industry making headway in Asia Pacific, says Frost & Sullivan

IIoT In Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, developers of industrial automation and machine-to-machine systems are increasingly working together as the industry starts to grow, a new report from Frost & Sullivan has found. The analysts says that this collaboration will be crucial to the manufacturing value chain as the Industial Internet of Things (IIoT)…

How Big Is the Internet of Things Opportunity in the Industry?

Internet of Things The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. It is also working with efficient wireless protocols, improved sensors, cheaper processors. Startup and enterprise are choosing Internet of Things to enhance their solutions…

Jiayu will launch as MVNO in Spain using Masmovil

Jiayu, MVNO, Spain Vozpopuli.com reports that a new MVNO is set to launch in Spain in February, using the Chinese phone brand Jiayu. A group of entrepreneurs in Valencia have bought the rights to bring Jiayu smartphones to Europe and have signed a network deal with Masmovil to start also a MVNO under the name…

Samatel ends MVNO mobile services in Oman

Samatel, MVNO, Oman Mobile operator Samatel has abandoned its operations in Oman, terminating mobile services in the Sultanate from 14 January 2017. The MVNO was launched in 2010, but has now terminated its mobile services, advising customers to port their umber to another operator as soon as possible, the Times of Oman reports. It launched…

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…

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…

Jersey Telecom wheels out LoRa IoT network, says it’s ‘not ruling out’ other techs

Jersey Telecom,LoRa, IoT Interview Jersey Telecom recently rolled out a LoRa network covering the entire island. The telco’s wholesale director, Tom Noel, spoke to The Register to elaborate a little on what it hopes to achieve. The Tier One telco, based on the eponymous Channel Island, prefers to be known as JT. It has a…

Brazil’s Correios will launch MVNO in February 2017

Correios, MVNO Brazilian state postal service Correios is set to launch its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) operations next month, beginning with the city of São Paulo. Belo Horizonte and federal capital Brasília will be next in line for the service. The goal is to reach all the states in the country by the end…

Mobile Vikings withdraws VoIP app Viking Talk

Mobile Vikings Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings is withdrawing its Viking Talk VoIP app, saying there are too many competitors in the market. New customers can no longer download the app, and existing users won’t be able to access the app from February. The app was first launched in October 2011 and later updated at the…

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)…

Empresarios valencianos compran una marca china de referencia para competir con Movistar y BQ

Movistar Adquieren la marca Jiayu para comercializar teléfonos en toda Europa y crearán un Operador Móvil Virtual (OMV) 100% español, bautizado como Jiayu Mobile, que está previsto se lance al mercado en nuestro país el 1 de febrero. Un grupo de jóvenes emprendedores valencianos ha comprado la marca china de telefonía móvil Jiayu para toda…

Virgin Mobile seeking new CEO as Scribner moves to True Local

Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile has started the search for a new CEO after the head of the telco announced he is moving to join Sensis’ True Local as CEO. Scribner was formerly the chief marketing officer of the Optus-owned Virgin business before being elevated to the CEO role in 2013. Sensis CEO John Allan announced…

Jiayu, la marca asiática de telefonía móvil, empieza a distribuirse alrededor del territorio español y europeo

Jiayu No obstante, la marca se encuentra con dos obstáculos fundamentales: la mala situación en el mercado de los operadores y la poca fuerza de la compañía en España Un grupo de emprendedores valencianos adquieren la marca Jiayu y comienzan la distribución de teléfonos móviles en España y toda Europa. También comenzarán a ofrecer servicios…

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…

Wireless Services Center Rebrands Itself as Mach Networks

Wireless Services Center, Mach Networks Wireless Services Center (“WSC”), one of the fastest growing machine-to-machine (M2M) solution providers in the nation, announced today that they have rebranded the company as Mach Networks to better reflect the company’s position as a leading provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) & IoT networking solutions for SMBs, enterprises and service providers.…

M2M Technologies Multiply IIoT Growth Opportunities in SEA, Australia and New Zealand

M2M Technologies The manufacturing value chain in Southeast Asia (SEA) and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) is experiencing increasing collaboration between developers of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and automation systems. Currently, Australia and Singapore lead in the adoption of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for efficient mass production. In other countries, M2M deployment is at an…