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MVNOs and The Cloud – new lofty possibilities for virtual operators

I’ve developed MVNO Industry Summit 2010 to specifically recognise the next phase of MVNO development, which is just as well as more MVNOs than ever are orientating their services and products within the M2M and cloud space. Take La Poste’s recent news, for example, that it is looking for partners to launch as an MVNO in 2010.

It has been reported by the French press that the French post office will offer both contract and prepaid mobile services through its brand, extending to a network of 17,000 post offices. The interesting add-on though (apart from the extension to more lucrative post-paid subscribers) is interaction with the postal services online storage vault called Digiposte. Digiposte allows businesses to manage and store their email, invoices, statements and pay slips in one location – a truly cloud-based VAS, with interesting potential for mobile cloud extension via an MVNO’s connectivity. You can twitter your thoughts back to me on La Poste’s interest in the MVNO #MVNO, or comment below!

Back to the i-pad, with the launch of this ergonomically and aesthetically wondrous rectangle, devices have also staked their claim in MVNO territory. Not officially an ‘MVNO’ the i-pad device guides users through its 3G functionality, with little or no reference to host operator (AT&T) branding. An interesting trend, and one likely to be pursued by similar products to come. For other players in the market – host operators especially – this new area of MVNO development is critical to understanding the role they play in communications and content distribution in 2010 and beyond. That’s why I hope to see you for at the end of day one at networking drinks at the MVNO Industry Summit to discuss more! 6pm, 11th May 😉


Is it that time already?


March 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

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