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Ampd Mobile Readies for Launch

Amp’d Mobile, an MVNO targeting 18-to-35-year-olds, is working with the William Morris Agency, a marketing consulting company, to secure content deals with studios, networks, music labels, artists, sports leagues, Internet portals and advertisers. Ampd Mobile is set to launch sometime this winter. The William Morris Agency already has obtained licensing content for the Ampd Live […]

Oblio Set to Debut MVNO

Another MVNO is entering the market, relying on the network of a Tier 1 operator to launch its pay-as-you-go wireless service that will target immigrants from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.Oblio Telecom Inc. is calling its MVNO, which is set for introduction next month, BRAVO Wireless. Oblio is a unit of Ventures-National Inc., which […]

ESPN Mobile Looks to Brightpoint for Service Enablement

ESPN Mobile, the MVNO from ESPN scheduled to launch in early 2006, has chosen Brightpoint Inc.s subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P., as its enabler. This means Brightpoint will facilitate services including inventory management, custom packaging, reverse logistics and fulfillment for the MVNO. ESPN Mobile already is working with Visage Mobile and Convergys Corp. Visage Mobile […]

News Briefs

Service provider Access One Inc. has hired two new executives. Jonathan Mitch Mitchell will serve as vice president of operations, responsible for the network and operations departments. He will provide technical and service direction for Access One and manage its network. Mitchell will take Access One through its transition from a switchless reseller to a […]

Disney Turns MVNO with Sprints Help

Mickey Mouse is coming to a home near you. The Walt Disney Internet Group announced yesterday it is becoming an MVNO as it teams with Sprint Corp. to offer its brand of wireless phone service for families in the United States. The service, called Disney Mobile, will use the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and is […]

New MVNO Offers Push-to-Talk

Soon-to-be-launched mobile virtual operator (MVNO) Amp’d Mobile will use Kodiak Networks Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System to deliver push-to-talk (PTT) services with quality of service. Targeting the youth market ages 18 to 25 with an array of entertainment services, Amp’d Mobile has chosen an EV-DO 3G network to deliver exclusive content and a proprietary user interface. […]

TelePlus Resells Wireless Minutes to E-Mobile

TelePlus Wireless Corp., an MVNO subsidiary of TelePlus Enterprises Inc., has signed a wireless service agreement with E-Mobile group of Companies LLC in Dallas. TelePlus Wireless will resell wireless airtime minutes to E-Mobile, and E-Mobile will sell those services under its brand name. TelePlus earlier this week announced a licensing agreement with E-Mobile, allowing E-Mobile […]

Corrections

The article, “Mergers May Leave Agents Spinning Wheels,” in PHONE+ May 2005, Pages 22-23, misspelled the name of Peter Radizeski, president of RAD-INFO Inc. The article, “Big Brand MNVOs Need Big Back-Office Support,” also in PHONE+ May 2005, Pages 30-34, contained a diagram with missing text. The correct diagram is below. PHONE+ apologizes for the […]

Telcordia Launches MVNO Services

OSS provider Telcordia Technologies Inc. has launched a new hosted MVNO product to help service providers offer prepaid wireless services without owning or managing a network. We are creating new business opportunities by eliminating barriers to entry and removing the burden of building and managing expensive and complex network infrastructure and applications, says Doug Patterson, […]

Will a Lower Profile Lead to Higher Profits?

Does everybody want to do wireless? At first glance, it seems that way. New wireless services are cropping up at some unusual venues, such as 7-Eleven convenience stores, and bearing non-telecom brand names such as Virgin and MTV. Having spun off its wireless unit in 2001, AT&T Corp. plans to get back into the wireless […]

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