Mobistar and Telenet extend partnership

16 Feb 2009

Reuters is reporting that Belgian cellco Mobistar and cable operator Telenet have agreed to extend their strategic partnership for at least three more years. In announcing the extension it was also revealed that the partnership has now evolved into a full Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) arrangement between the two companies. Telenet is now expected to develop its own Mobile Switching Centre, with Mobistar then allowing access to its voice and data radio infrastructure. In return, Mobistar will be allowed to use Telenet’s fibre-optic network in Flanders, in order to send data to the network backbone.