Overview of MVNO Market Analysis

Visiongain has released a new analysis of the MVNO market along with a forecast of what will happen in the next few years. I didn’t read the full report (which is 151 pages, and most of it delves into financial and investing technicalities that aren’t really relevant for non-business owners, not to mention it costs quite a pretty penny) but quite a few important bits can be garnered of their brief press release. Basically, Visiongain indicated that the increasing number of MVNOs is due to changes in the telecom industry allowing for more businesses to grow. However, the lack of regulation and clear rules on fair and equal terms for startups was quoted as a common reason for the sudden collapse of MVNOs only a few months to a few years after their initial launch. The MVNO market overall is described as ‘far from reaching maturity’ and according to the report, accounts for less than 3% of global telecommunication subscriptions. MVNOs and the like are currently not supported in China and India (according to the report, although I question it as I’ve seen many articles about MVNOs in India in particular) but these and other countries are expected to allow for such developments in the next few years as the market becomes more stable. Visiongain expects MVNOs to obtain more than 150,000 global subscriptions this year, a number they project will only increase. While that isn’t very large, it is quickly growing from year to year. The press release also listed out the top ten leading MVNO companies based on their positioning, capabilities, product portfolios, R&D activity, services, focus, strategies and, of course, future outlook. The companies listed are: LyacaMobile, Virgin Mobile, Truphone, TracFone, Boost Mobile, FRiENDi, Giffgaff, Lebara, KDDI Mobile and Tesco Mobile. If you are actually interested in reading the full report (and have the dough to spare) you can purchase it online from Visiongain.]]>

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  1. Ryan Alan on September 2, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    The MVNO market will benefit as the market gets competitive.