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Rethinking MVNO and MVNE Economics: The Future of Mobile Virtual Models Product Image

Rethinking MVNO and MVNE Economics: The Future of Mobile Virtual Models

  • Published: August 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 50 Pages
  • Pyramid Research, Inc

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The MVNO business has never been as good an opportunity as the initial hype would have had you believe, but in our view, it is not as hopeless as the negative publicity of the past year suggests. A review of the performance of MVNOs over the past five years yields a number of salient lessons on the business model, and provides enough material to establish what works—and what does not appear to work.

MVNO models can be made to work, and there are MVNOs with proven track records of success, according to our new research study Rethinking MVNO and MVNE Economics: the Future of Mobile Virtual Models . The report provides an in-depth examination of the economic factors behind the failure of many MVNO models and the successes of others. The picture is not all negative: the gloom and doom predictions regarding the MVNO market fail to acknowledge that the global MVNO subscriber base grew by 24% in 2006, to reach 84m users. There are profitable MVNO operations, from Virgin Mobile and Tesco Mobile in the UK to TracFone in the US. Moreover, interest in becoming an MVNO has not faded away by any means; the list of the companies exploring the MVNO opportunity continues to include big READ MORE >

-7-Eleven
-Action Engine
-AH Mobiel
-Alcatel-Lucent
-Amp’d Mobile
-Aspider Mobile
-AT&T
-Base
-Blyk
-boo.com
-Boost Mobile
-Bouygues Télécom
-Brightpoint
-CBB Mobil
-China Motion
-China Trident
-Comcast
-Comfour
-Convergys
-DBS Communications
-debitel
-DexCom
-Disney Mobile
-EarthLink
-easyMobile
-E-Plus
-Faith Communications
-Firefly Mobile
-First Hop
-Fresh Mobile
-Greenfield Capital Partners
- Helio
-Heyah
-IDT Mobile
-InPhonic
-KPN
-Lebara Mobile
-Lycamobile
-M6 Mobile
-M-Budget
-MegaFon
-Migros
-Mobile ESPN
-mPortal
-Multikabel
-Nokia
-Nokia Siemens O2
-Orange
-Pets.com
-Phone House, The
-Piltel
-Primus Wireless
-Qwest Wireless
-Rabo Mobiel
-Scarlet Telecom
-SK Telecom
-Sonofon
-Sony2Connect
-SpinBox
-Sprint Nextel
-SurfKitchen
-Swisscom
-TalkLine Nederland
-Tchibo Mobilfunk
-TDC
-TDC Mobil
-Tele2
-Telenor
-Telfort Netherlands
-Telmore
-Telus
-Ten Mobile
-Tesco
-T-Mobile Germany
-T-Mobile UK
-T-Mobile USA
-TracFone
-Transatel
-Universal Mobile
-UPC
-UPC Mobile
-Verizon Wireless
-Versent Mobile
-Virgin Mobile UK
-Virgin Mobile USA
-Visage Mobile
-Voce
-Vodafone Australia
-Vodafone UK
-Webvan.com
-Xero Mobile
-Ztar Mobile

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