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Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4703463
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 120 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Mar 31st 2020
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  • Airvoice Wireless LLC
  • Boost Mobile LLC
  • Giffgaff Ltd
  • Lebara Group B.V.
  • PosteMobile S.p.A.
  • Truphone GmbH
  • MORE
Market Overview

The revenue of the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market was estimated at USD 60.84 billion, in 2019. It is expected to reach USD 84.66 billion, by 2025, witnessing at a projected CAGR of 6.83%, during the forecast period, 2020-2025. New Technology enablers like e-Sim, AI, ML and edge computing are creating new opportunities for MVNO.
  • Growing penetration of mobile devices is driving market growth. It was predicted by GSMA that the number of unique mobile subscribers will grow from 5.1 billion in 2018 to 5.8 billion in 2025, while the percentage of smartphone connection will rise from 60% (2018) to 79% (2025).
  • Moreover, technological advancements in cloud and virtualization are expanding market growth. Percentage of total IoT revenue (whose major portion comes from Cloud Data Analytics) is predicted to rise from USD 176 billion in 2018 to USD 754 billion in 2025, according to GSMA intelligence.
  • There is low-profit margin in this market because MVNOs offer cheaper rates to consumers by renting spectrum from major carriers. They function as wholesalers, who purchase bandwidth in chunks from the big carrier networks, and sell at a discount to consumers.
Scope of the Report

Mobile Virtual Networks are a standard feature in competitive and saturated markets, and many regulators are now using them in order to boost competition and further their own goals for consumer and business markets.MVNOs are also addressing specific market segments to bring additional segments into the subscriber base on the host operator network.Their service offerings have shifted from voice and text to data-centric

Key Market Trends

Cloud Deployment to Lead the Market Share.
  • Cloud platforms are making it easier for brands to enter the market. Cloud-based communication platforms which combine all the back-office systems required to become an MVNO with the services to build exciting customer experiences and aggregated network capacity are changing the game.
  • With public cloud spending increasing, MVNO service offerings have built differentiated value propositions around integrated offerings tied to the parent company’s other goods and services, such as gaming or enterprise cloud services.
- With 5G deployments enabling network slicing, MVNOs target specific verticals with solutions that bundle their specific connectivity needs with cloud services

Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth
  • According to GSM intelligence report, Asia-Pacific is the most improved region due to significant improvements in scores for infrastructure and content & services. Most improved countries were Myanmar and India.
- As per MVNOS Congress Asia's survey 2018, the MVNO market in the APAC region has been named the front runner in regards to the growth opportunities for MVNOs
  • Of the 710 million people expected to subscribe to mobile services for the first time over the next seven years, half will come from the Asia Pacific region. (The Mobile Economy Report 2019)
  • The east-asian market will lead 5G adoption, which is necessary for MVNO to expand.
Competitive Landscape

MVNO market is slowly fragmenting as it is moving towards providing solutions and services to businesses and not only customers. They are involved in providing sales service, customer service and mobile service to subscribers.
  • May 2019 - Airbus launched MXLINK, its Secure Mobile Virtual Network Operator (SMVNO) for Mexican Public Safety and Defence authorities. MXLINK is the first of its kind in Mexico and Latin America and offers multi-operator coverage and interoperability with the National Radiocommunication Tetrapol Network.
  • May 2019 - Cable provider Altice USA is planning to provide mobile service through a mobile virtual network operator arrangement in place with Sprint.
  • July 2018 - BSNL launched its Virtual Network Operator Services on a pan-India basis in collaboration with Virtual Network Operators (VNO) Adpay Mobile Payment India and Plintron India. Both the VNOs have integrated their system with BSNL mobile infrastructure and are ready to offer services to retail customers.
Reasons to Purchase this report:
  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format.
  • Report customization as per the client's requirements.
  • 3 months of analyst support.
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  • Airvoice Wireless LLC
  • Boost Mobile LLC
  • Giffgaff Ltd
  • Lebara Group B.V.
  • PosteMobile S.p.A.
  • Truphone GmbH
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Advancement in Cloud and Visualization is Driving the Market Growth
4.3.2 Increasing Number of Mobile Subscribers is Helping the Market to Expand
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Low Profit Margin Might Hinder the Market Growth
4.5 Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Deployment
5.1.1 Cloud
5.1.2 On-Premise
5.2 By Operational Model
5.2.1 Reseller
5.2.2 Full MVNO
5.3 By Subsciber
5.3.1 Business
5.3.2 Consumer
5.4 By Application
5.4.1 Discount
5.4.2 Cellular M2M
5.4.3 Business
5.4.4 Media & Entertainment
5.4.5 Migrant
5.4.6 Retail
5.4.7 Roaming
5.4.8 Telecom
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America United States Canada
5.5.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.5.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 Latin America Brazil Argentina Columbia Mexico Rest of Latin America
5.5.5 Middle East & Africa UAE Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Lebara Group B.V.
6.1.2 TracFone Wireless Inc.
6.1.3 FRiENDi Mobile
6.1.4 Boost Mobile LLC
6.1.5 Virgin Mobile USA, Inc.
6.1.6 Tesco Mobile Ltd.
6.1.7 Globecomm Systems Inc.
6.1.8 Lycamobile UK Limited
6.1.9 PosteMobile S.p.A.
6.1.10 Drillisch Telecom GmbH
6.1.11 Airvoice Wireless LLC
6.1.12 ASDA Mobile
6.1.13 Giffgaff Ltd
6.1.14 ONO Spain
6.1.15 Truphone GmbH
6.1.16 Voiceworks GmbH
6.1.17 Asahi Net, Inc.
6.1.18 Kajeet, Inc.


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  • Lebara Group B.V.
  • TracFone Wireless Inc.
  • FRiENDi Mobile
  • Boost Mobile LLC
  • Virgin Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Tesco Mobile Ltd.
  • Globecomm Systems Inc.
  • Lycamobile UK Limited
  • PosteMobile S.p.A.
  • Drillisch Telecom GmbH
  • Airvoice Wireless LLC
  • ASDA Mobile
  • Giffgaff Ltd
  • ONO Spain
  • Truphone GmbH
  • Voiceworks GmbH
  • Asahi Net, Inc.
  • Kajeet, Inc.
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