MVNO types, e.g. branded reseller, service provider, full MVNO, etc. are defined by which of the operational components the MVNO manages and which one the network operator manages. A MVNO does not own spectrum, instead it leases and resells network capacity in cooperation with a network operator
MVNO • MVNE • MVNA
What does MVNO mean? • How to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator? • MVNO operational models • MVNO business models • Types of MVNOs, etc.
A reseller MVNO will either operate under its own brand or co-branded with the mobile network operator (MNO). In most cases, the branded reseller brings a brand, distribution channels and/or a large existing customer base to the table, from which it can leverage its sales.
The service provider MVNO, will either operate under its own brand or co-branded with the host operator ( Powered by ). In best cases, the MVNO brings a concept, brand, distribution channels or a large existing customer base to the table, from which it can leverage its sales, or differentiate from the competition.
Operates under its own brand with its own SIM cards, and can obtain its own numbering range/mobile network code, although not completely independent from the host operator's numbering plan. The MVNO can add its own value added services, to leverage sales, or differentiate from the competition.
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