China May Permit the Launch of MVNOs Under 2-Year Trial
Published on: 9th Jan 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
China could permit the introduction of MVNOs in the near future if plans for a 2 year trial are approved by the regulator.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is proposing the two-year trial to test out if the market would react to a number of brands entering the market, instead of it being dominated by three companies.
Any bidders for MVNO licenses will need to have prior telecom work experience which limits the potential for consumer brands to enter the market. Any bidders must also have a team more than 50 people.
The regulator is collecting feedback on the proposals until early next month.