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The Changing Role of MVNOs

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Jan 28, 2015 8:20:00 AM

As the mobile network industry expands and evolves, new markets for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are emerging, transforming the industry from essentially consumer-centric to one offering a variety of services to a wider range of business-to-business (B2B) and even industrial markets.

What’s driving this evolution, in large part, is the tightening competition for traditional consumer voice and data service and growing wireless business communications applications. In a market that is already challenged by slim margins and fueled by the consumer demand for value packages and cheaper rates, there’s little headroom for increased profitability. The most attractive option, then, is to head for greener pastures and that means niche markets and specialty services. Here’s a look at where we can expect growth and diversification in the future:

Topics: General, Mobile, MVNO

MVNO success: How to survive the hype and find profitability

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Jan 21, 2015 8:35:00 AM

There’s been a lot of hype in the marketplace about what MVNOs can deliver, but competition is fierce and it can be tough to make profit.

Here are some lessons to be learned on what you need to do to win:

Topics: OSS BSS Systems, MVNO Software, BSS Software, Mobile, MVNO

The right BSS/OSS -enabling MVNOs to offer personalized service in 2015

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Jan 14, 2015 8:40:00 AM

It’s always fun at the beginning of the year to reflect upon anticipated changes in the coming year. For the mobile industry perhaps none is more anticipated than the ability of MVNOs to offer their subscribers more personalized, “lifestyle-centric” service than ever before.

Topics: OSS BSS Systems, MVNO Software, BSS Software, Subscriber Loyalty, Mobile, MVNO

Big changes predicted for BSS/OSS in 2015

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Jan 7, 2015 8:49:00 AM

 

While the mobile industry is never one to gather dust, it looks like 2015 is shaping up to be a year of even greater change and evolution. OSS processes will speed up, platforms get leaner and more agile, and cloud-based platforms more popular with MVNOs. Let’s take a look at what’s coming down the road.

Topics: OSS BSS Systems, OSS Software, Mobile, MVNO, MNO

Remembering 2014 & Looking to the Future of 2015

Posted by D'Ana Guiloff on Dec 31, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Now that 2014 has been wrapped up, let's flash back at what the year looked like for the BeQuick team, it's clients and future customers.

What was your favorite part of 2014?

Topics: Events

eCommerce just got easier for MVNOs

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Dec 17, 2014 8:44:00 AM


eCommerce and mobile are two markets that were made for each other. Last year alone, consumers bought over $1.5 trillion of stuff with their mobile devices. While the ability to shop from the comfort of your own home and have purchases show up on your doorstep has been a dream come true to many people, it got even better when consumers could shop virtually from anywhere using a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.

For mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), eCommerce provides two major benefits – an increase in subscriber usage and an opportunity to reduce distribution costs by more cost-efficient distribution of mobile products without relying upon physical retail outlets.

If you’re an MVNO taking a serious look at eCommerce, here are some things you should be aware of:

Topics: General, MVNO Software, Wireless Operations, Mobile, MVNO

MVNO's Complete Back Office in a Box

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Dec 1, 2014 8:53:00 AM

Today’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) needs to be nimble and faster to market to succeed in the increasingly competitive mobile space. That means avoiding costly and time-consuming back office provisioning issues that can come with multiple vendor partnerships and application integration. 

Topics: OSS BSS Systems, BSS Software

Can you effectively service the Lifeline market?

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Nov 28, 2014 8:54:00 AM

As the cost of living continues to rise and the baby boomer generation ages, increasing numbers of consumers are struggling to pay monthly subscription fees for mobile service to stay in touch with each other, their families, and the work and leisure activities that interest them. In response, the FCC has developed a discount program called Lifeline that enables qualifying consumers – which, in general, includes anyone who falls within 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines – to receive a discount on their monthly telephone service. This discount is underwritten by fees paid by telecom service providers into the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

Topics: Lifeline Software

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by D'Ana Guiloff on Nov 27, 2014 8:55:00 AM

 

Topics: Events

MVNOs and Taxes: What you need to know

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Nov 25, 2014 8:45:00 AM

Regulatory fees and taxes can represent a substantial financial responsibility for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). It’s important for mobile services providers to fully understand the local, state, and federal tax laws that can affect them, especially because the IRS and the FCC as well as many states have broad and sometimes different definitions for the terms “communications” and “telecommunications.” In general, though, MVNOs are defined as Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) even if they simply resell services from facilities-based CMRS providers and don’t actually own any facilities of their own.

Topics: Wireless Billing