The process to license three new mobile virtual network operators in Saudi Arabia has encountered an unexpected delay after the Saudi regulator this week announced a new tender for Zain Saudi's network.
T-Mobile US MVNO UppWireless, which runs an all-IP-based service, is hoping to expand this year to other U.S. carriers, according to the company's CEO.
Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) plans to launch mobile services in Saudi Arabia in the first half of 2014, after the company reportedly said its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence was confirmed over the weekend by the industry regulator.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, returned to a brisk pace of subscriber growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 after growth stalled in the third quarter. However, the company was unable to meet the subscriber growth it showed in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Sprint MVNO Ting is cutting its data pricing, making it less expensive especially for customers who use a lot of data on its service. The price cuts come two years after Ting's initial launch.
Belgacom's newly appointed CEO, Dominique Leroy, has gained board approval for a management restructure designed to make the Belgian incumbent more flexible by improving decision making and team collaboration.
Three months after announcing its offering, Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is launching its service: a Wi-Fi-based service that it claims will let customers get wireless service for free, with no catch. The service is only available by invitation, and is described as a beta.
NetZero Wireless today is launching its mobile broadband service via Sprint's 3G CDMA network and aims to launch service on the carrier's LTE network in the third quarter of 2014, according to a senior NetZero executive.
Sprint MVNO Ting is launching devices with support for Sprint's tri-mode LTE service, dubbed "Spark," which Sprint itself is just getting off the ground. According to Ting, it is the first Sprint MVNO to offer support for Spark.
MVNO Red Pocket Mobile said it is launching a nationwide "4G" mobile Internet offering for data-only devices via a new agreement with T-Mobile US. The launch is notable because Red Pocket now offers wireless service through AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile.