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The multifaceted world of MVNOs: Growth and challenges ahead

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The whitepaper forecasts the mobile virtual operator (MVNO) market to reach 270 million subscriptions by the end of 2018, a significant increase on the MVNO subscription base of approximately 117 million at the end of 2012. By the end of 2018, MVNOs will be serving over 3% of the world's subscriptions. Geographically Europe represents the largest MVNO market while the US, the second-largest geography, is experiencing a buoyant period of renaissance after the misfortunes of 2006-2008. 

Both markets will continue to provide the largest base of MVNO customers for many years but Asia-Pacific region is starting to emerge as the 'third pole' of global MVNO activities...

Table of Contents: 

About the author....... 3 

Executive summary: Explosive growth, in a minefield .... 4 

Growing strongly.......5 

Huge and tiny .......5 

Why do MNO like and need MVNOs?....6 

MVNO business developments and challenges...7 

Success ..... 7 

...and failure ...... 7 

The fundamental role of aggregators: MVNEs and MVNAs....8 

Conclusions, recommendations and action plans...10