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Five Things That Make Operating an MVNO Tough to Do Right

Five Things That Make Operating an MVNO Tough to Do Right

Written by on April 23, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

We’re in the midst of a new wave of MVNOs. There’s a resurgence of interest in this once-thought-to-be-debunked business model. It is fueled in part by growing demand for contract-free prepaid services and competitively priced mobile broadband (or just wireless broadband, because at 4G speeds, any broadband might as well be wireless). The immutable fact […]

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Are US MVNOs Parasites or Parasite-eating Symbionts?

Written by on February 21, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

There appear to be around 50 MVNOs operating in the US today.  Whatever the actual number, I believe MVNOs are driving a rise in churn. I also believe that may be extremely healthy for the entire market. Maybe my mind is assembling bits of disparate data like a paranoid schizophrenic in a sensational Hollywood thriller, but follow me […]

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Protecting the Point of Sale – How to Save $2 Million in One Month

Written by on September 27, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Fraud exploits weaknesses and weaknesses occur at the intersections of processes. Weaknesses also tend to happen where the focus is not. Whilst telecoms companies throw resources at combating online fraud, hacking and online theft, there is now a weakness in another, more physical part of the process – the Point of Sale (POS). The very […]

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MVNO TurkCell Europe Adds 300,000 Subs, Upgrades OSS/BSS

Written by on September 25, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

MVNOs typically focus on niche-market plays. There have been some spectacular failures along the way (remember ESPN and Disney Mobile?). But TurkCell came up with an interesting take that appears to be working. Offering price advantages, particularly in communications between Germany and Turkey, TurkCell Europe targets Turks living in Germany and Germans with close ties […]

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