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MVNO giant Lycamobile to launch in SA

One of the world’s largest mobile virtual network operators, Lycamobile, will launch services in South Africa, Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos revealed at a media briefing on Tuesday.

Though Dos Santos declined to reveal details about the launch, he confirmed the UK-headquartered company will launch an MVNO on the back of Cell C’s network infrastructure.

Cell C actively courts MVNO providers, and provides the network for virtual operators such as FNB Connect, MRP Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

Lycamobile describes itself as the world’s largest international MVNO with over 16m customers.

“Our mission is to connect friends and family around the world. We aim to do this by providing low-cost, high-quality calls, texts and data…” the company’s website said.

The company operates in 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, the UK and the US.

Some of the services that Lycamobile offers in various markets include calling cards, voice-over-IP telephony, financial products and content, including radio and television.  — © 2017 NewsCentral Media

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