Virgin Mobile brand set to launch in UAE

du, Virgin Mobile DUBAI: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co (EITC), the holding company for United Arab Emirates phone service provider du, will launch Virgin Mobile as a new brand in the UAE, EITC’s chief executive Osman Sultan said on Tuesday. EITC will have full ownership, management and operation of the Virgin Mobile brand in the country,

Altice accepts fine for jumping the gun on SFR, Virgin Mobile acquisitions

Altice, SFR, Virgin Mobile Altice has said it will not contest a fine related to the acquisitions of SFR and Virgin Mobile France two years ago. Altice acquired SFR from Vivendi and MVNO Virgin Media during 2014, but the French competition authority this week slapped it with an €80 million “gun-jumping” fine. The regulator ruled

Brief: Virgin Mobile Poland increases both revenues and costs

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Virgin Mobile Poland’s revenues for 2015 amounted to PLN 37.531 million, which was four times the value for 2014. At the same time, the company's costs increased, which resulted in a financial efficiency similar to that of 2014. The company's CEO expects it to double revenues this year compared with 2015.

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Virgin Mobile Interested in Iran MVNO market

Virgin Mobile, Iran, MVNO As Iran prepares to allow several new Mobile Virtual Network Operators to enter the telecoms market, rumors have been circulating in local and international media that Iran could also host the world’s oldest MVNO, Virgin Mobile. In a recent interview with Mikkel Vinter, CEO of Virgin Mobile in the Middle East

I-New Unified Mobile Solutions Enables Launch of Virgin Mobil MVNO in Peru

I-New, Unified Mobile Solutions, Virgin Mobile, MVNO, Peru Latin America’s leading MVNO/E solution provider enables 4th Virgin Mobile MVNO launch in Latin America. I-New Unified Mobile Solutions is one of the fastest growing MVNO/E service provider and market leader in Latin America. The launch of Virgin Mobile in Peru is the 4th operation enabled by

Virgin Mobile partners with London smartphone brand IMO

Virgin Mobile, IMO Virgin Media’s mobile arm has partnered with IMO, a small London-based smartphone company and subsidiary of Verve Connect, to launch two smartphones and one mobile hotspot device on its mobile plans. All the devices are budget ones – a “pocket money” range, as Virgin Media puts it – with prices starting from

Virgin Mobile Mexico drops free social network data

Virgin Mobile, Mexico Mexican MVNO Virgin Mobile no longer offers unlimited free access to select social networks. Since 01 September, Virgin Mobile users can longer access unlimited WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter or music streaming via the operator’s various Rock tariffs, with the amount of bundled data for social networks limited according to the chosen plan. However,

Virgin Mobile set to enter Argentina as MVNO

Virgin Mobile, Argentina, MVNO Virgin set to enter local mobile phone market as ‘Mobile Virtual Network Operator’ (MVNO) British conglomerate becomes first major company to be given a licence by ENACOM Telecommunication companies operating in the country look set to face competition from a new major player, after the national government yesterday gave the green

Virgin Mobile will launch in Argentina

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Virgin Mobile has been granted a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license so it can start operating and providing mobile phone services in Argentina.

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Virgin Mobile soon to operate in Peru

Virgin Mobile, Peru Virgin Mobile will begin operations in Peru in the third quarter of this year after it secured a license from the government to operate in the country. Steve Logue, CEO of Virgin Mobile, said about 75,000 Peruvians already pre-registered with the company, a testament that there is enough room for a new

Virgin Mobile Middle East interested in Iran MVNO market

Virgin Mobile, MVNO As Iran prepares to allow several new Mobile Virtual Network Operators to enter the telecoms market, rumors have been circulating in local and international media that Iran could also host the world’s oldest MVNO, Virgin Mobile. Arabian Business reported, in a recent interview with Mikkel Vinter, CEO of Virgin Mobile in the

Orange announced the end of french MVNO, M6 Mobile

MVNO, M6 Mobile Orange Mobile has announced that it will soon cease its JV MVNO, M6 Mobile. After the recent closures of other French MVNOs, Joe Mobile and Virgin Mobile, do MVNO still have a future? M6 Mobile uses Orange networks. M6 Mobile offers will be completed by July 11. To date, the offers will

MEA MVNO, Virgin Mobile’s Mikkel Vinter

Virgin Mobile’s Middle East The telecoms landscape has changed in the eight years since Mikkel Vinter set up Virgin Mobile’s Middle East and Asia division, but the corner of the industry in which his business operates is barely recognisable. “It was a bit experimental in the early days,” he tells Arabian Business in an interview

Peru: Virgin Mobile to start operations in mid-year 2016

Virgin Mobile By mid-2016, fifth mobile operator Virgin Mobile will start operations in Peru, Transport and Communications Minister Jose Gallardo announced. “Virgin Mobile informed us that commercial operations will be launched in mid-2016,” Gallardo indicated. It must be noted the said portfolio awarded the UK-headquartered company a 20 year concession for the provision of services

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

Can new virtual operator Circles.Life attract Singapore users with digital promise?

Circles.Life So, the fourth telecom operator that everyone was expecting, perhaps in the shape of a MyRepublic, is actually a lesser-known player called Circles.Life. Okay, it is not exactly the fourth telco in Singapore. This “virtual” operator owns no cellphone network and leases capacity from M1 to resell services to consumers. Circles.Life had operated quietly

Tunisie : L’opérateur Virgin Mobile aura sa licence cette année

Virgin Mobile L’opérateur de réseau mobile virtuel (MVNO), Virgin Mobile Moyen-Orient et Afrique a proposé une introduction en bourse, aux fins d’une expansion régionale. La société, qui opère en Jordanie, Oman, Arabie Saoudite, Afrique du Sud et Malaisie en tant que MVNO, est en pourparlers avec des banques au sujet d’une introduction sur une des

Sprint Prepaid loses retail shelf space in advance of Virgin relaunch

Sprint Virgin Mobile Sprint is rapidly losing prepaid customers, and its self-branded prepaid phones are disappearing from retail stores as the carrier prepares to relaunch its Virgin Mobile brand in an effort to boost sales in that market. The beleaguered operator lost a net 264,000 prepaid users during the latest quarter, down drastically from the

New mobile operator set to upset status quo

New MVNO A new mobile operator called Circles.Life will launch this week. It can do this ahead of other competitors because it already has a physical mobile network through a leasing deal with local telco M1. As a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), it developed the software to provide new offerings. It is stealing a

Virgin Mobile MEA unit wins global honours

Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile said its regional unit has been named the most successful mobile virtual network operator in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region at its global conference in Amsterdam. The company has been awarded the “Most Successful MVNO” globally award at the MVNO World Congress of 2016 held in Amsterdam. The prestigious

Vodafone, EE and Lebara rated the worst mobile phone providers

Vodafone EE Lebara Which? survey claims £5.4bn is lost every year by users on the wrong phone contract Vodafone, EE and Lebara are the worst mobile phone providers in the UK, according to a survey by consumer watchdog Which? Giffgaff was the highest-rated, with a customer satisfaction score of 79 per cent, followed by Asda

Virgin Mobile MEA targets 10M subscribers in 5 years

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) said it is targeting more than 10 million subscribers within five years after the mobile virtual operator (MVNO) announced that it has now reached 2.5 million users in the region. VMMEA, which said in 2013 that it intended to extend the Virgin

Giffgaff, Asda and Tesco rated the best mobile networks

Giffgaff Asda Tesco A new survey by consumer watchdog Which? has found that mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) like Tesco Mobile and Giffgaff have highest customer satisfaction than the big networks. It also reveals that Brits are wasting billions by being on the wrong contract. Which? asked more than 4,000 people in the UK to