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Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

AFTER THE HIGH-PROFILE DEMISE of MVNO maverick ESPN Mobile, the hype surrounding MVNOs has dimmed causing many back-office companies to stop trumpeting their enablement services for the sector. Now, a more chastened MVNE posse faces the looming specters of consolidation and evolving back-office requirements. Those that havent abandoned the saddle altogether continue to explore what […]

Is the MVNO Model Doomed?

AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER, Walt Disney Co. announced it is shutting its mobile ESPN wireless telephone service and licensing it to existing mobile providers. This development spotlights the complexities of the market for branded cell phone services offered by MVNOs and has raised a series of questions. Some industry observers argue ESPN Mobile is […]

Brightpoint to Distribute HP iPAQ

Brightpoint Inc. said Tuesday its subsidiary Brightpoint North America L.P. will customize and distribute the HP iPAQ hw6945 series Mobile Messenger to regional carriers, MVNOs, VARs and retailers in the United States. The deal will allow regional carriers and MVNOs to offer access to the GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless data network as well as Wi-Fi, GPS, infrared […]

MVNEs Help Postpaid MVNOs

SOME NEWER MVNOS ARE embracing a postpaid strategy (see related story), which brings different and more complicated back-office concerns from the more traditional prepaid model. From a [postpaid] business model perspective, installing proper BSS/OSS systems is probably the greatest challenge, says BrightPoint Consulting Inc.s Alex Paskoff, senior vice president of marketing and business development. The […]

Branching Out

WHILE THE SEED OF WIRELESS RESALE has matured into a mighty oak of a market, it has relied on a largely prepaid business model to date. Recently weve seen a different kind of nut, as postpaid operators have emerged to widen the focus for the market segment. Ampds Hollywood phone was designed for the young […]

Brightpoint Deploys SanDisk Memory Card Products

Brightpoint North America L.P., a subsidiary of mobile phone dealer Brightpoint Inc., will supply San Disk Corp. flash memory data storage card products to U.S. independent wireless dealers, retailers, MVNOs, wireless operators and VARs through a recent agreement with San Disk. The agreement extends Brightpoints footprint in the accessories market through SanDisks patented high-density flash […]

Total Call Mobile Uses Telcordia MVNO Platform

Total Call Mobile, part of Total Call International, is launching a prepaid mobile phone service and will use Telcordia Technologies Inc.s hosted platform for MVNOs. Total Call Mobile CEO Mark Leafstedt said deploying Telcordias solution means Total Call Mobile can launch the service in less than 90 days. The prepaid service targets the ethnic market […]

INFONXX Enhances TextDirect Suite

INFONXX, a provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services, announced today at CTIA Wireless 2006 the availability of the enhanced TextDirect Suite featuring the two-way SMS directory assistance. Such a service allows wireless carriers and MVNOs to offer their consumers branded two-way SMS access to INFONXX’s directory assistance service, as well as new marketing […]

Axalto Signs Multiple MVNO, MVNE Deals

Axalto, a provider of microprocessor cards for digital networks, said on Tuesday at CTIA it signed 11 multiyear agreements with MVNOs and mobile virtual network enablers (MVNEs) in 2005 to supply SIM cards and services such as applications, server solutions and customized logistics. Axalto said it expects to sign more such deals throughout this year. […]

Four MVNOs Launch Info Directions CostGuard XG OSS/BSS Solution

Info Directions Inc. (Booth 520), a leading developer of net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for the telecommunications industry, has announced it has four service providers launching MVNO initiatives using CostGuard XG OSS/BSS software. Info Directions will manage rating, billing, customer care, electronic bill presentment and payment, and channel CRM functions for […]

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