MVNO Types and Operational Models

MVNO Types and Operational Models

MVNO Types and Operational Models

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

The host operator is either referred to as a HNO (Host Network Operator) or MNO (Mobile Network Operator) 

You will come across several names for the various types of MVNOs - or as a combination of types e.g.: 

Airtime Reseller, Basic MVNO, Branded Reseller, Digital virtual network operators, DVNOs, Enhanced Service Provider, ESP, Extended MVNO, Full Mono IMSI MVNO, Full MVNO, Hybrid MVNO, IN MVNO, Medium MVNO, On-brand MVNO, Reseller MVNO, Service Provider, SP, Thick MVNO, Thin MVNO.

However the four most common used terms for MVNO definitions are:

MVNO BUSINESS TYPES AND OPERATIONAL MODELS

MNO COMPONENTS
BRANDED RESELLER
SERVICE PROVIDER
ENHANCED SP MVNO
 FULL MVNO
MVNE
NETWORK & SPECTRUM
MNO manages MNO manages MNO manages MNO manages MNO manages
APP & SERVICES
MNO manages MNO manages MNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
CUSTOMER ACTIVATION
MNO manages MNO manages MNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
CUSTOMER BILLING
MNO manages MNO manages MNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
CUSTOMER SERVICE
MNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
MARKETING
MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
SIM MANAGEMENT
MNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
SALES & DISTRIBUTION
MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages
DEVICE MANAGEMENT
MNO manages MNO manages MVNO manages MVNO manages MVNE manages

 

MNO = Functions carried out by the Mobile Network Operator (MNO)

MVNO = Functions carried out by the MVNO

MVNE = Functions carried out by the MVNE

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