France's mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) pleaded for a return to a market with only three mobile operators, saying this would provide better conditions for wholesale access to mobile networks.
Google's Project Fi MVNO is still an invitation-only offering right now. Yet the first professional review of the service by a major publication has emerged, and it's a mixed bag, mainly due to a lack of devices available for the service.
MVNO ROK Mobile added a third carrier partner, likely Verizon Wireless, and announced plans to expand to as many as 10,000 retail locations by the end of 2015 through partnerships with independent dealers.
Republic Wireless, a Wi-Fi first carrier that jumps onto Sprint's cellular network when Wi-Fi coverage isn't available, made good on its promise to launch new rate plans that refund customers for unused cellular data.
Talk about a blast from the past. MVNO Helio is back in action under the control of South Korean telecom firm UBI Telecom, and its service is running on Sprint's network with roaming on Verizon Wireless' network.
Digitalk, a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), said Vodafone UK will use its cloud-based platform to help improve the service it provides to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in future.
After months of speculation, Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is not going to be bought by anyone after all. Instead, the company declined multiple takeover offers and raised $30 million in new funding, and will continue expanding domestically and internationally. FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols also said that in 2016 the company will add another U.S. carrier partner.
Boost Mobile is staking its claim in the mobile OTT space by teaming with MobiTV, a multiscreen video service provider, to deliver prepaid online video services to its mobile customers. The companies announced that they are working together on the service, which offers both live and on-demand video content.
Remember ringback tones? They're making a comeback, at least with Sprint MVNO RingPlus, which said it will launch a free cell phone plan that will be supported by advertising in the form of ringback tones.
Charter Communications' $56.7 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable is about more than just the pay-TV and home broadband market--it could also lead to a more assertive push into the wireless realm by the two companies and other cable players, according to financial and industry analysts.