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Virgin Mobile Confirms Plans for Colombian Launch Later in 2012

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Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has confirmed that it will launch an MVNO service in Colombia in 2012. The company said that it has received all regulatory approvals necessary to begin its business from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies, and recently signed an agreement with Movistar to manage the MVNO.

Virgin Mobile is slated to launch its first operation in Chile before the end of March and will continue to expand its operations throughout the region. Colombia will now follow in the 2nd half of 2012. Virgin Mobile has also received regulatory approvals from the regulatory authorities in Mexico and Peru, and continues to make progress on its expansion throughout Latin America.

VMLA's chairman Phil Wallace said: "We are very appreciative of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies' prompt approval of our registration.

"We're also looking forward to working with Movistar, one of Colombia's top mobile network operators. As in Chile, Movistar saw the potential of partnering with VMLA to serve certain market segments in new and creative ways -- something Virgin Mobile has successfully done around the world."

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