China Telecom to build European MVNO base

13 Jun 2012

Following the launch of its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) arm in the UK, China Telecom has announced plans to launch similar operations throughout Europe, reports Rethink Wireless. China Telecom’s MVNO, CTEcelbiz targets Chinese residents and tourists in the UK. The telco, which serves some 135.83 million subscribers in its domestic market, has targeted France for its next launch, as it has the largest Chinese expat community in Europe, totalling around 700,000: the French MVNO arm is expected to launch commercial services by the second half of 2013. Telecom aims to also have MVNOs in Germany, Italy and Spain by the end of 2014.

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