MVNO Types & 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.
You will come across several names for the various types of MVNOs – or as a combination of types i.e.:
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, OMV, On-brand MVNO, Reseller MVNO, Service Provider MVNO, Sub-brand MVNO, Thick MVNO, Thin MVNO, VNO.
However the four most common used terms for MVNO definitions are:
- Reseller MVNO (Branded Reseller)
- Service Provider MVNO (Thin MVNO)
- Enhanced Service Provider MVNO (Medium MVNO)
- Full MVNO