Articles tagged with: Eu and Mvno

Vodafone Sees Loss of UK Market Share and Lower ARPUs

The UK added over 3m new mobile connections during 2008, to take the total base to 75.75m, equivalent to 124% penetration. The market is one of the most competitive in Europe, if not the world, with five established MNOs and several MVNOs, more

Related Tags: tesco, virgin-mobile, vodafone, orange, hutchison-3g-uk, t-mobile, iphone, o2, ict, arpu, 3g, , tim, h3g, lte, 3m, virgin, UK

There is a Role for Challengers in the European Mobile Communications Market

The question is whether or not there is space for these new entrants in an established market, especially during these economic times, when smaller companies could be viewed as potential acquisition targets. more

Related Tags: orange, t-mobile, sim, social-networking, 3-uk, vodafone, o2, tim, wind, lte, outsourcing, ovi, iden, telefonica, yoigo, 3, movistar, play, p4, virgin, UK

Vectone Makes Offer for Bankrupt Scandinavian Telco

European MVNO, Vectone has announced it has made an offer for two subsidiaries of Nordisk Mobiltelefon, the Scandinavian telco group, which has recently gone into administration. more

Related Tags: lte, call-centre, chennai, nordisk, Ireland

Future sharing opportunities for Mobile Network Operators

The notion of one network is not entirely far-fetched. After the savings of passive sharing have been realised, where can future savngs come from? more

Related Tags: t-mobile, sim, ict, o2, driving, tim, wind, lte, ericsson, ovum, one-network, backhaul, spice, managed-services, option

India welcomes MVNOs

On Monday, the Indian government finally gave the go-ahead for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to enter the market. This follows a recommendation back in August 2008 from India's regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. more

Related Tags: 3g, sim, rural, ovum, compete, trai, 3g-licence, lebara, target, auction, India

Bell Canada Buys Electronics Retailer

Bell Canada has agreed to acquire the national consumer electronics retailer, The Source - which is owned by bankrupt US retailer, Circuit City. more

Related Tags: ptc, virgin-mobile, bankruptcy, circuit-city, bell, court, virgin, Canada

Thai Operator to Push Ahead with 3G Network Rollout

Thailand's state owned operator, TOT has told the Reuters news agency that it will proceed with plans to deploy a 3G network, with a commercial launch due by the end of the year. more

Related Tags: 3g, nokia, base-station, qualcomm, huawei, advanced-info-service, dtac, nokia-siemens-networks, 900mhz, base-stations, siemens, tot, nokia-siemens, option, Thailand

High Growth Forecasted for Western European Mobile Communications

A new European market report from Reportlinker notes that the sector has undergone enormous changes in response to regulatory pressure on roaming and interconnection tariffs, competition from numerous new start-up MVNOs, and pressure on voice tariffs and bundled SMS offers which have lowered voice and data ARPU. more

Related Tags: mobile-tv, mobile-data, teliasonera, o2, rcom, roaming, arpu, yoigo, teliasonera-finland, umts, nordisk, 450mhz, 2.6ghz, UK

Consultancy Says No Need for MVNOs in Israel

In their battle to prevent the requirement to offer MVNO access, the three top Israeli operators hired an outside consultancy to study the market, and it has concluded that the local market is sufficiently competitive to not require that MVNOs should be introduced. more

Related Tags: ministry-of-communications, partner-communications, antitrust

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