9 in 10 Aussie teens now have a mobile (and most are already on to their second or subsequent handset)

Handset ‘Just put that thing down for five minutes please’. ‘Look at me when I’m speaking to you’. ‘Not at the dinner table’. ‘Well where did all the last lot of credit go?’ ‘It’s me again, I need to know what time you’ll be home, call me back’—If you’ve said any of this recently, chances…

Las operadoras móviles virtuales languidecerán hasta su completa desaparición

operadoras móviles virtuales Es una lástima encabezar este análisis de semejante forma, pero es lo que hay. Los operadores móviles virtuales (OMV) languidecen en España y se han convertido en una especie en extinción. Tan lamentable augurio afecta a las empresas independientes. Es decir, a aquellas firmas de telefonía que compiten con los grandes operadores…

Comcast joins top mobile carriers in 600MHz spectrum auction

Comcast, spectrum auction AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Comcast make FCC’s list of qualified bidders. Comcast is getting ready to bid on spectrum as it prepares a move into the mobile broadband business. Bidding under the name “CC Wireless Investment, LLC,” Comcast submitted its application a few months ago and is now one of 62 qualified…

Amaysim buys AusBBS to enter fixed broadband market

Amaysim, AusBBS Deal worth $5.45 million will be completed in late August. Mobile virtual network operator Amaysim has revealed plans to become a fixed-line broadband retail service provider through a $5.45 million takeover of retail service provider AusBBS. The agreement sees Amaysim pick up AusBBS proprietary IT systems, with the low-cost MVNO citing the “scalable…

Lawsuit against Enflick seeks identities of harassers

Enflick CHICAGO — A couple’s lawsuit against Enflick Inc., d/b/a Textnow, John Does 1-19, seeks information from a phone company as it accuses unknown parties of defamation, invasion of privacy, and violation of telephone harassment statutes. Mickie Tadros and Philip Tadros filed a complaint on June 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants,…

Teleena Utilizes iPass Developer Program to Deliver Global Wi-Fi Services

Teleena, iPass, WI-FI NIEUWEGEIN, THE NETHERLANDS and REDWOOD SHORES, CA Teleena, a global enabler of IoT- and MVNO-solutions has today announced a partnership with iPass Inc (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, to deliver Global Wi-Fi to MVNOs, Telcos, Enterprises and Loyalty partners. Utilizing the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK) and…

FreedomPop lanza en España el primer servicio móvil “totalmente gratuito”

FreedomPOP, España Incluye 100 minutos en llamadas, el tráfico de datos a través de WhatsApp y 200 Mb adicionales MADRID, 12 (EUROPA PRESS) FreedomPop ha lanzado de forma oficial este martes el primer servicio de telefonía móvil “totalmente gratuito” en España, que incluye voz, datos, SMS y WhatsApp “sin coste para siempre”, según ha informado…

US MVNO FreedomPop Now Available in Spain

US, MVNO, FreedomPOP, Spain Earlier today, FreedomPop made headlines for its debut in Spain. This foray into Spain marks the mobile service provider’s expansion into a third country where it offers its free and affordable wireless service. Now that FreedomPop is in Spain, users can easily get connected to the service by simply picking up…

Virgin Mobile obtiene licencia de OMV en Argentina

Virgin Mobile, OMV, Argentina Virgin Mobile finalmente podrá ingresar al mercado móvil de Argentina bajo la figura de operador virtual (OMV), luego de recibir la licencia habilitante de parte del Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (Enacom). Virgin Mobile con Macri en Argentina Phil Wallace, presidente de Virgin Mobile Latin America, Mauricio Macri, presidente de Argentina, y…

Google Project Fi Gives High-Speed Roaming Data To Subscribers

Google, Project Fi, Roaming Data Project Fi, Google’s side-project as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), announced a new partnership with international cell carrier Three, which will allow the search giant to offer high-speed roaming data to Project Fi users. Only people who own the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and the Nexus 6P can gain…

TextNow Takes on BlackBerry’s Lindsay Gibson as Chief Operating Officer

TextNow, Lindsay Gibson TextNow is a company that offers affordable mobile phone service through unique cloud based technology. It allows users to make calls and text for free using a hybrid of Wi-Fi + cellular. Through TextNow Wireless and the free TextNow app, the company provides millions of users with an affordable alternative to traditional…

How Google’s Project Fi Could Change the Way You Use Your Phone Abroad

Google’s, Project Fi Google’s Project Fi just got a makeover travelers will love. It’s increasingly common for tech companies to dabble in the wireless carrier space—witness the recent launch of Facebook’s OpenCellular project, a baby step in its long march to “connect the world” and the near-constant speculation that Apple will spin up a network,…

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…

Altice to shut down Cablevision ‘Freewheel’ Wi-Fi Calling Service

Altice, Cablevision, Freewheel, Wi-Fi Altice says one of its first “cost cutting” efforts after acquiring Cablevision will be to shut down the cable company’s relatively new “Freewheel” Wi-Fi calling service. Freewheel was launched last year offering non-Cablevision users unlimited data, texts and voice for $30 a month — a price that dropped to just an…

Five Australian MVNOs get 4G on Vodafone’s network

Five, Australian, MVNO, 4G, Vodafone Vodafone Australia has enabled access to its 4G network for five of its local MVNO partners. Vodafone announced that the five MVNOs will be granted access to the LTE service within the next two weeks. The five MVNOs are Lebara, Macquarie Telecom, Hello Mobile, GoTalk and Pivotel Prepaid Many MVNOs…

Republic Wireless leans on Wi-Fi in battle against Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T

Republic Wireless, Wi-Fi,Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T source RCRWireless On this week’s Carrier Wrap we speak with Republic Wireless on some of its latest service advances and use of Wi-Fi to compete against established wireless carriers The mobile virtual network operator business has been through numerous highs and lows over the past decade as various entities…

MVNO Service Providers Peerless Network and Vcare Team up to Speed-Up Billing Integration

MVNO, Peerless Network, VCare, Billing Integration CHICAGO & SEATTLE–Peerless Network and Vcare announce today the successful integration of their respective MVNO offerings. Peerless Network’s mobility suite of services, including Voice and Messaging over WiFi and Real-Time Gy Data Control, and Vcare’s Billing Platform are now fully integrated to allow a seamless implementation for Mobile Virtual…

FreedomPop Generating Revenue From Almost Half Of Its British Users

FreedomPOP FreedomPop a freemium Sprint MVNO that also offers global GSM service through various partners is reporting that almost half of its British users are paying for optional services in addition to its free voice and data plan. FreedomPop’s CEO Stephen Stokols says that the conversion rate in the UK of those that switch from…

Telia to Raise $706M From Spanish MNO Sale Yoigo

Telia, Spanish, MNO, Yoigo Sweden’s Telia Company will raise €479 million ($706 million) from selling its majority stake in Spanish mobile operator Yoigo to local rival Masmovil as part of its strategy to focus on core operations in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The sale will end Telia Company ‘s long involvement in the Spanish…

FreedomPOP set record Profits with 50% of UK Customers converting

FredomPOP The disruptive WiFi-first models of SIM-only MVNOs come with some major benefits for both consumers and network operators, but these services have struggled to turn popularity into profitable businesses. That was until FreedomPop, which claims it is set to record its first ever net profit by the end of this year. That will represent…

Chill Telecom is the latest MVNO in Canada, hopes to give unlimited ‘Fearless Freedom’ to the masses

Chill Telecom, MVNO, Canada Chill Telecom is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) based out of Kitchener, Ontario and will utilise Telus’s network. “The golden age of wireless telecommunication services in Canada just begun,” says Roujeh Ramadan, the founder of Chill Telecom. “Changing the wireless game for Canada” is its mission and the company looks…

La banda ancha llega al 74% de las líneas de móvil, en las que Orange y los OMV ganan terreno

Movil, Orange, OMV Más del 74% de las líneas móviles en España cuentan con servicios de banda ancha móvil, al tiempo que Orange, con Jazztel incluido, y los operadores móviles virtuales (OMV) ganan cuota dentro del mercado de móviles. Estos datos, correspondientes al mes de abril, han sido ofrecidos por la Comisión Nacional de los…

La última fusión de las telecos: Masmovil – Yoigo

Masmovil, Yoigo Desde hoy los españoles tienen una opción menos para elegir si quieren contratar cualquier servicio de telecomunicaciones en España. El operador de telefonía MásMóvil anunció ayer la compra de Yoigo por 612 millones de euros y se consolida así como el cuarto gran operador con capacidad de ofrecer una propuesta combinada a nivel…

Atos & Huawei join forces to implement Full MVNO for PTV Telecom

Atos, Huawei, Full MVNO, PTV Telecom PTV Telecom, a telecommunications operator that operates in southern Spain, has partnered with Atos and Huawei to become full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Atos brings SMSC – Service shorts- messages, TAS – Server Application Telefonía- and its portfolio of Products and Services for Telco Networks (NPT & S),…