Virgin Mobile will double its KC headcount this year

Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile USA will hire up to 100 people at its new headquarters in downtown Kansas City, the company announced Wednesday. This is double the number of jobs Virgin pledged to create in July when it announced it would move its headquarters to Missouri. In the first half of 2017, the company said…

Pareteum Continues Expansion of Product Team Naming Chris Hills Vice President of Global Connectivity

Pareteum Pareteum Corporation (NYSE MKT: TEUM) (“Pareteum,” or the “Company”), a leading provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced an expansion of its Mobile Cloud Platform product team with the appointment of Chris Hills formerly Director of Verizon Global Voice Services to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Connectivity. Chris Hills…

US MVNO Ultra Mobile taps diverse MVNO platforms in battle with established carriers

US MVNO, Ultra Mobile MVNO provider Ultra Mobile uses diverse brand offerings as it competes against established players like T-Mobile and Sprint. On this week’s Carrier Wrap, we speak with Ultra Mobile on its position in the mobile virtual network operator space and how it looks to differentiate its various brands against established operators. Few…

Virgin Mobile Eyes Of Becoming The First Ever Prepaid Brand To Offer Free Wireless Services; Boost Phones Play Vital Role

Virgin Mobile Virgin aims to be a disrupter brand amongst the competitors in the tough pre-paid serving arena. Although it has been arguably hard to say that the brand has taken over the top spot, it is keen to do so. Sprint has expressed its desire to validate all new business strategies and put them…

Sprint’s branding relaunch of Virgin Mobile is still coming in 2017

Sprint, Virgin Mobile Sprint has struggled to stay competitive in a quickly changing market, especially since T-Mobile has been incredibly aggressive on the lower-end of the spectrum. This has forced the carrier to focus on just one segment of their business at a time, and since Sprint has itself spread over multiple brands, some portions…

T-Mobile USA, CEO John Legere sees ‘Crazinehttps://www.mvnodynamics.com/?p=45584&preview=truess’ & Big Deals

T-Mobile USA T-Mobile’s jebullient chief is predicting that rivals Verizon and Comcast will “consider” merging this year, while it offers customers more ways to simplify their bills in the latest installment of its “Un-carrier” strategy. T-Mobile US Inc. CEO John Legere, along with CTO Neville Ray and CMO Mike Sievert, took to the stage in…

The U.S. Prepaid Wireless Market: Year In Review

U.S., Prepaid Wireless The prepaid wireless space looks fairly attractive to U.S. wireless carriers, as prepaid plans increasingly shift from the pay-as-you-go format to monthly billing, with the gap between prepaid and postpaid ARPUs also narrowing slightly. Moreover, customer acquisition and maintenance costs for prepaid users are also lower when compared to postpaid. The four…

Charter CEO Talks 10 Gbps and Future Wireless Plans

Charter, Future Wireless At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said the company is looking toward a future that includes 10 Gbps symmetrical and a world of blended wired and wireline. In greenfield construction, Rutledge pointed out that Charter is going all-fiber. However, in other areas the operator…

TextNow Named One of North America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™

TextNow WATERLOO, Ontario– TextNow, the company disrupting the traditional wireless carrier model, announced today that it has made the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. TextNow demonstrated 137% percent growth between 2012 and 2015. “We’re very proud to…

Sprint to Give 1 Million Devices With Service to Disadvantaged Students

Sprint, Students My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative began by President Obama in 2014 to help minority males, is getting a boost from Sprint this week. Announced this morning, Sprint is donating one million Internet-connected devices, plus service for these devices, to youth who don’t have access to the Internet at home. According to Sprint, the…

Competition Intensifies in the U.S. Wireless Prepaid Market

U.S. Wireless Prepaid Market Competition is rising in the U.S. wireless prepaid market. The domestic prepaid mobile service businesses so far have been largely ignored by the telecom biggies. These national wireless carriers were mostly interested in the lucrative postpaid wireless market and the prepaid market remains a secondary option. However, over the last few…

Verizon reveals strategy to increase i-flight connectivity

Verizon, i-flight connectivity Verizon has revealed its strategy to increase adoption for in-flight wireless connectivity through its Airborne LTE Operations (ALO) initiative. Following launches from AT&T on IoT related developments earlier in the week, Verizon has announced the following: # Completion of technical trials in various locations across the country deploying both unmanned and manned…

T-Mobile Confirms Walmart Family Mobile Sale

Walmart Family Mobile Ever since T-Mobile added a 10GB plan to Walmart Family Mobile eight months ago, the US carrier has barely mentioned its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Today, the company announced the sale of Walmart Family Mobile to TracFone Wireless, a Miami-based prepaid service provider. With this acquisition, TracFone is less than 3…

Cathay Pacific and ZIP SIM Give Free Travel SIM Cards to Canadians Flying to the U.S.

Cathay Pacific, ZIP SIM Cathay Pacific Airways, one of the largest airlines in Asia, today announced a partnership with travel SIM card provider, ZIP SIM, to give away free talk, text, and data to Canadian travellers heading for the United States. Select Cathay Pacific passengers travelling from Vancouver to New York will be offered a…

Virgin Mobile USA Partners With SugarCRM as It Revamps Its Mobile Strategy

Virgin Mobile USA, SugarCRM CUPERTINO, CA– SugarCRM® Inc., the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most empowering, adaptable and affordable CRM solution on the market, announced today that Virgin Mobile USA has selected SugarCRM to better service customers with a modern, digital engagement strategy as part of the brand’s coming…

Comcast Announces MVNO/Wi-Fi Service

Comcast, MVNO/Wifi Move could come at the right time for offering a WiFi-first service that supports iPhones as well as Android devices. At a Goldman Sachs investor conference yesterday, pay TV giant Comcast announced it will be entering the wireless business in mid-2017. Rather than building a wireless network from scratch, which would be a…

Otono Networks and G&D Announce Partnership to Offer eSIM Advanced Enablement Services to Mobile Carriers at 2016 Competitive Carriers Association Annual Convention

Otono Networks, G&D, eSIM Otono Networks and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) will team up at the Competitive Carriers Association’s 2016 Annual Convention to announce a partnership to offer advanced eSIM enablement and management services in the global market for device connectivity. With the first eSIM-enabled wearables coming to the North American market, there is both…

Elephant Talk Obtains NYSE MKT LLC Acceptance Of Compliance Plan

Elephant Talk, NYSE Completes Initial Private Placement of Series A Preferred Shares NEW YORK — Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) (“ET” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced that the NYSE MKT LLC (the “Exchange”) has issued a determination accepting the Company’s August 19, 2016,…

Mango Mobile, a new T-Mobile MVNO has launched

Mango Mobile, T-Mobile, MVNO Mango Mobile, a new T-Mobile MVNO that has recently launched.  Mango Mobile has made its debut, adding to the long list of prepaid companies that operate on T-Mobile’s network.Mango Mobile utilises the same address with AT&T’s MVNO Black Wireless, leading to speculation that they are connected with listed in their terms of conditions SDI Telecom, LLC, a supplier…

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

Pioneer Cellular, LTE, TNS, Roaming, 4G ESTON, Va.– Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services(TNS). Pioneer Cellular works with @TelecomTNS to establish #LTE roaming network #4G #telecoms #roaming The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join…

Google may soon expand Project Fi to include group plans

Google, Project Fi Project Fi, Google’s mobile virtual network operator that piggy-backs off Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile’s network, may be gearing up to finally launch group data plans. The service initially began invite-only in 2015, but slowly expanded to anyone with a Nexus 6, 5X, and 6P earlier this year. What makes Fi special is…

Elephant Talk partners with Expeto to expand enterprise, IoT mobility solutions

Elephant Talk, Expeto, cloud, platform, IoT Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETAK) a provider of mobile networking software and services, has signed a partnership with Expeto, advancing Elephant Talk´s mobility cloud platform capabilities into the enterprise and IoT markets, the company said. Elephant Talk and Expeto have agreed to collaborate to bring cloud-based mobility services…

WiFi roaming gathers pace in US and beyond

Wifi, Roaming, US WiFi roaming on a grand scale is the order of the day as a rising percentage of wireless data travels over the unlicensed-band technology, and as a wide range of service providers put WiFi at the heart of their networks. Just weeks after the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) – the grandfather of…

Sprint tri-carrier aggregation reaches 275 Mbps

Sprint Sprint reached peak speeds of 275 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the LG G5, one of the first devices on the market to support the functionality. During an earlier test, Sprint carrier aggregation reached 295 Mbps with HTC 10. Sprint is independently testing three-channel carrier aggregation in its labs to evaluate…