Virgin Mobile Latin America to enter Brazilian MVNO market

9 Feb 2012

Brazilian news journal Teletime writes that Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) is partnering with Datora Telecom, part of the Porto Seguro insurance group, to launch mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in the country. The online portal cites Datora chief executive Wison Otero as saying: ‘We already have contracts [in place with all] fixed and mobile operators in Brazil; we have the experience of Porto Seguro in the MVNO [segment] and we know how to integrate MVNO systems,’ adding, ‘We will not merely act as advisers to Virgin. We will be full partners and we work together [in the new venture].’ Datora Telecom’s shareholding in the new MVNO project was however, not disclosed. The pair intend to develop their business model over the next two to four months he said, including taking key decisions over which network operator to use as the host provider and whether or not to use Datora’s existing MVNO licence, or apply to Anatel for a new one.