Virgin expands LatAm MVNO footprint

23 Nov 2011

Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has received permission to launch services as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Peru and Colombia, reports Business News Americas. Chairman of VMLA, Phil Wallace, claims that the company has had MVNO licences for several months, but stalled a public announcement until it had secured agreements with network operators. Wallace went on to say that the UK-based service provider has also filed for MVNO licences in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay. The company has previously announced MVNO agreements in Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia and expects to secure a fifth agreement before the end of the year. Virgin has not yet revealed which of the existing providers’ networks will carry its services in Peru and Colombia. Telefonica’s Movistar is the most likely candidate, as it has presence in both countries and has already signed an agreement with VMLA in Chile.