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A look at what qualifies as part of this industry and what does not

The term stands for ‘mobile virtual network operator’. The ‘virtual’ part of the term is crucial to defining what one actually is.

Typically you would not expect such an operation to own base stations (towers) or the technology (wireless backhaul) and systems linking these from the subscriber using their handset to the completion of their request (such as calling or texting)...

What makes an offer successful?

One of the biggest issues within the MVNO space is the way analysts chart success based upon irrelevant KPIs. The bottom line is essentially what matters, not the size of the operation and its ability to be omnipresent...

Thinking of launching your own network?

Being here means you have begun your research into the MVNO market and whether there is something for your company to reap from the mobile space. The idea sounds great - diversify the business and bring in another revenue stream by targeting your existing client base...

Or are you an MNO thinking of hosting others?

Push or pull, one way or the other MVNOs make it onto MNOs’ infrastructure. By being in the position of being able to see both The MVNO Directory and The MNO Directory, it is pretty clear that where MNOs compete against each other MVNOs find their way into the market...

Perhaps you are a vendor thinking of targeting this new market to you?

There are roughly 800 MNOs in the world for you to sell your systems and technology into. The latest MVNO Directory details 633 Tier 1 MVNOs. For those of you who have contacted all the MNOs it is time to contact the MVNOs... However, the market is also evolving. To learn more about how the MVNO market is expected to evolve, check out the whitepaper written by Lothar Hessel of Lansdowne Consulting.



The MVNO Whitepaper