UK-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Lycamobile has announced that it has launched in the United States. Although the reseller offers nationwide GSM coverage, its operations will be concentrated in 18 states, including New York, Florida, Texas and California.
Subaskaran Allirajah, chairman of Lycamobile, commented: ‘Since opening discussions surrounding a launch in the US, the appetite for our proposition has been overwhelming. It is this enthusiasm for the service that has led to our biggest launch yet and on 18 March 2013, low-cost international calls from Lycamobile will be available across the country’.
The MVNO claims that it has acquired over 30 million customers across Europe and Australia in the seven years since its inception, and notes that the expansion to the US will increase the company’s presence to 16 countries worldwide.
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When we think of the national mobile operators we immediately recall the Big 4: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. But there’s really one more. TracFone Wireless may not own any networks of its own but it’s the fifth largest carrier in the U.S. with 22.4 million customers at the end of 2012.
The virtual operator, owned by Latin American multinational América Móvil, is only a third smaller than T-Mobile, and it’s growing a lot faster. TracFone had a bang-up year, growing its subscriber base by 13.3 percent in 2012. Over the holidays it added 753,000 subscribers alone, which beat out every other operator in the U.S. save AT&T and Verizon. Consumers appear to like the cheap no-contract services TracFone is selling.
TracFone managed to grow so big only by the grace of the large carriers. As a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), TracFone buys wholesale CDMA and GSM voice minutes and 3G data from all of the Big 4 and feeds them into its multiple brands: Straight Talk, Net 10, Simple Mobile, Telcel América and SafeLink Wireless. All of them target different types of consumers – Straight Talk goes after iPhone users on a budget while Telcel targets the Mexican community in the U.S. – but what they all have in common are inexpensive plans sold without contracts.
It doesn’t matter what size business you are managing, telecommunication costs have been astronomical for years. Thankfully, we have VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), which is changing all this. VOIP ...
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