The MVNO Whitepaper
> Released October 2012
> MVNOs, resellers and management contacts from across the world
> Over 500 companies responsible for 633 operations
> 83 new entries to the 6th edition
> 1,100 management contacts
> 262 page PDF data book
> Plus ... bonus Excel data: The MNO Directory & "Not" MVNOs
MVNOs are mobile service offerings from operators without their own licensed mobile spectrum nor a physical base station network and mobile backhaul. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule but the essential factor is that an MVNO cooperates with an MNO for network access. MNOs are traditional mobile operators such as Orange, SingTel and Vodafone. MVNOs include the likes of Virgin Mobile, Tesco Mobile and Lycamobile. For this research, both MVNOs and resellers (which act as the provider to the subscriber) are included.
The 6th edition of this global dataset is now available in PDF and Excel format. The previous edition was launched May 2011 and a thorough news review has taken place since then. In completing the news review the research team use their industry knowledge in combination with their research skills to ensure the dataset is correctly updated and that inaccurate releases are not included in the update. Each operation is then reviewed to thoroughly update the publication. Brands launched and owned by MNOs are not included.
Also included in the Excel version
> The MNO Directory 2012
MVNOs need to use an MNO to gain access to a base station network. Within the datasets the MNO(s) partnered with for network access are stated (where possible) along with their URL(s). For the first time, when you order The MVNO Directory 2012 in Excel format you will also receive The MNO Directory 2012 in Excel format.
> The "Not" MVNO section
A lot of confusion exists within the MVNO marker place; mainly from a maze of free resources publishing unchecked news articles and misunderstanding the industry. Included with the Excel dataset is a list of over 700 operations that did not make it into The MVNO Directory. Reasons include the operation failing, being bought out, never launching, being incorrectly cited as an MVNO, being a brand of an MNO or having changed name.