The full MVNO is responsible for the whole infrastructure, operations, customers, and data, giving it full control over all the services and products it offers in the market, as well as flexibility in designing and deploying new services. The mobile network operator (MNO) supplies the network access.
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.
There is no common and agreed MVNO definition. The industry and regulators have adopted various definitions for Mobile Virtual Network Operators, as there are several ways to form a MVNO, largely depending on which of the mobile network operator (MNO) facilities the MVNO relies on.
Telecom operators cater their services and marketing to mass segments – in a so called ”one-size-fits-all approach. However, as customers have different taste, values and culture, some customers will feel they don’t belong and that the services are not aimed at them.
Although the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in the world "Virgin Mobile UK", was launched in the United Kingdom on November 1999, the history of MVNO dates back to the early 1990's Europe, along with MVNO pioneers in the Nordic countries, especially Denmark and Norway.
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