International pre-paid MVNO Lycamobile has announced the signing of its inaugural full mobile network operator (MNO) deal in the Caribbean. Under the terms of the deal Lycamobile will partner with 21st Century Telecom Networks to launch the Lycamobile brand across the Caribbean, starting in Saint Kitts and Nevis and following on across six other islands, positioning the Lycamobile brand to grow from an MVNO to a full MNO. ‘I am delighted to announce that we have partnered with 21st Century Telecom Networks to introduce the Lycamobile brand into the Caribbean marketplace. We plan to continue developing compelling product propositions that will serve the global Lycamobile family of customers,’ commented Subaskaran Allirajah, chairman at Lycamobile
Since 2006 Lycamobile has launched its pre-paid international brand in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK, where it claims over four million subscribers. Earlier this week Lycamobile launched in Italy, piggybacking on the 3 Italia network. It plans to launch in further markets throughout 2009.