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MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

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18 Oct 2021

Lebara Mobile France will switch network hosts on 1 January 2022. The MVNO’s wholesale deal with Bouygues Telecom will expire at end-December and all subscriptions will transfer to the Orange France network. As part of the transfer process new SIM cards will be required. TeleGeography notes that Lebara launched in France back in April 2010.

Over in Poland, ZUO Mobile has confirmed that its Mobile Vikings unit now serves 75,000 MVNO subscriptions, up from 60,000 at end-September 2020. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Mobile Vikings launched in December 2013, over the T-Mobile Poland network.

Finally, GoMo, the sub-brand launched by Irish telco eir in October 2019, has announced that it has signed up more than 300,000 customers in the two years since its launch. The company stated: ‘The success of GoMo is attributed to the simplicity of its offering – a one-service-that-fits-all, with no complex bundles and an end to bill-shock.’ GoMo currently offers an unlimited calls/texts/data package priced at EUR14.99 (USD17.39) per month; the price is ‘locked-in’ for life.

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