NRJ mobile inks full MVNO deal with SFR

13 Sep 2011

France’s NRJ Mobile has signed a full mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with leading operator SFR, Telecompaper reports. SFR also signed a similar contract with Virgin Mobile in June this year, making it the first in the country to become a full-blown MVNO. It is also understood that following a consultation held by the regulator Arcep, Lycamobile has inked a full MVNO deal with Bouygues Telecom. Under the terms of a full MVNO agreement, the virtual operator can connect their own base transceiver stations (BTS) to the host network, giving them greater technical independence and greater access to monitoring data usage. NRJ reports it has one million people signed up to its services, including around 750,000 on post-paid plans. The MVNO had 800,000 customers at end-2010.