Cell C terminated the provision of network services to Virgin Mobile South Africa at 5pm on Wednesday, signalling the death of the country’s first mobile virtual network operator.
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Virgin Mobile will soon be no more. South Africa’s first mobile virtual network operator, which was launched on Cell C’s network to much fanfare 15 years ago, will close its doors on 1 November.
Vodacom South Africa is building a platform to support mobile virtual network operators and expects to launch this soon after the conclusion of the spectrum auction next March.
Virgin Mobile, the first virtual mobile network operator to be launched in South Africa, has been placed into voluntary business rescue.
Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa is exploring options including selling all or part of itself, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Standard Bank is building a mobile virtual network operator, according to well-placed industry sources. The bank has hired former Virgin Mobile South Africa CEO Steve Bailey to its executive team. Standard Bank is
Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) me&you mobile has performed well in Tariffic’s latest quarterly “perfect package tracker”, offering the best packages in three of five user categories modelled by the company. Tariffic’s latest quarterly tracker
Telkom offers prepaid consumers more high-value plans than any other operator in South Africa, while Vodacom offers the fewest because of its relatively high prices, according to new research by telecommunications pricing firm Tarifica. Using an algorithm
South Africa’s newest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), me&you mobile, has gone live, launching services through its website. The company’s head, Brett Howell, said in an e-mail that it’s had
South Africa has not been particularly keen on the mobile virtual network operator model. It’s lagged most developed and some developing markets in launching mobile brands on the back of cellular