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Will an e-SIM in the Apple cart upset operators?

Will an e-SIM in the Apple cart upset operators?

Written by on March 31, 2016 in Opinion with 3 Comments

In the middle of last year there was a lot of noise about the e-SIM. Most of this noise centred around the growing consensus that an e-SIM was an optimum way to connect the huge number of ‘things’ about to be connected to the internet, supposedly to prevent it spiralling completely out of control. This idea is rapidly being […]

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In customer service, no-one can hear you scream

In customer service, no-one can hear you scream

Written by on March 14, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It seems extraordinary, in this day and age, that we still cannot get customer service right. Sure, we make the noises, get our CEOs to make much of customer service during earnings calls and pump out press releases and articles on the subject. And yet, there we are, 50 minutes later, still listening to dire […]

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The IoT and the new type of MVNO

The IoT and the new type of MVNO

Written by on February 8, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

We’ve heard a lot about the potential of IoT and how it will fill the telecoms industry’s coffers with much-needed new revenue. But, like many promising ideas, it is taking far longer for IoT revenues to get off the ground than the hype would suggest. Part of the reason for the slow rise in revenues […]

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Xiaomi cracks open MVNO business in China

Xiaomi cracks open MVNO business in China

Written by on September 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – Xiaomi Inc, China’s leading smartphone maker, announced on Tuesday two prepaid wireless plans to mark its debut as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) competing against China’s national carriers. MVNOs, which purchase network capacity from large carriers and resell mobile plans under their own branding, have failed to gain traction in China, […]

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M&As can swing a number of ways

M&As can swing a number of ways

Written by on September 18, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

AT&T is acquiring DirectTV. BT acquired EE that was sold by Orange and T-Mobile. Telefonica sold O2 to Hutchison and its owner Li Ka-shing can well sell all telecom assets when the price is right. We can see at least three directions for carriers to grow. But it is hard to say which one pattern or strategy of growth will […]

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Apple denies MVNO rumours

Apple denies MVNO rumours

Written by on August 5, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) – Apple Inc, the world’s most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied working on a plan to market communications services directly to consumers and bypass the telecom companies on which it has long relied to sell its products. Business Insider had on Monday reported that the iPhone maker was testing a so-called mobile […]

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Apple’s MVNO – are operators being outflanked?

Apple’s MVNO – are operators being outflanked?

Written by on August 4, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There are new reports of Apple planning an MVNO. Apple has been planning an MVNO for almost a decade. Apple has no plans to launch its MVNO immediately. The company is looking at a five-year launch window and are talking to European operators, as well as US carriers. This from a report on Business Insider […]

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Banks lining up for telecoms race in South Africa

Written by on May 14, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

While South Africa’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) scene has been stifled by market dynamics since the dawn of the market some 20 years ago, movement in the space has started to heat up and local banks may be the ones to finally break through. Read the full story here….

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Fee Fi Foe…Here comes Google’s MVNO

Written by on April 23, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

MVNO – As expected, Google announced today that it’s getting into the consumer wireless business with a new service called “Fi.” The prices are attractive. In general, users will pay $20 per month for the service, plus $10 for every gigabyte of data they use. Fi will be available in most U.S. cities, but only on the Google-designed Nexus […]

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Google MVNO soon

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

US search giant Google could launch its long anticipated MVNO as early as today, according to a WSJ report. An additional detail teased in the report is that Google is expected to offer data on a pay-as-you-go basis, with subscribers only paying for the amount of data they use. There is no apparent change to […]

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