Although mobile virtual network operators were launched in Latin America about four years ago, they have become hot topics again since Brazil released new regulations, and Virgin Mobile announced—and actually launched—operations in the region.
Worldwide, MVNO launches peaked in 2006 across the United States, Canada and Europe. However, current growth is coming from emerging countries. And across Latin America, conditions such as high mobile penetration, a predominately prepaid customer base and a high churn rate are promoting competition.
Although the MVNO field has been dominated by existing telecom operators, there are new players emerging, such as Virgin Mobile, Porto Seguro, Tuyo, Uff Móvil and FullMóvil. Currently, the region has an estimated 20 MVNOs.
In this feature report, RCR Wireless analyzes the current scenario and the future possibilities of the MVNO roll out. This in-depth report is based on interviews with some of the most important MVNO players, analysts and vendors, who help explain the regulations, challenges and opportunities companies encounter when launching MVNOs.
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