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Virgin Mobile to close shop in SA after 15 years

A combination of tough trading conditions, strong competition and the economic stress posed by COVID-19 means it has been a challenging market, says the MVNO.

3:10
Jun 7, 2021

Poket Mobile debuts in SA, extending list of MNVOs

The Mbinga Network brand operates through an agreement with FREI, a mobile virtual network enabler.

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Apr 13, 2017

Virgin Mobile MEA gets new CEO

Alan Gow was a co-founder of the original Virgin Mobile in the UK alongside Sir Richard Branson and an architect of the company's economic model as an MVNO.

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Jul 12, 2016

Cell C passes 1m MVNO customers

Over a million South Africans use mobile virtual network operators through Cell C's infrastructure.

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MVNOs cheaper than established operators

On a price comparison basis, the niche players are cheaper than the traditional network operators, making them very affordable for consumers, says Tariffic.

4:10
May 29, 2015

Govt thwarts ICT investment

Government interference in telecoms deals has scuppered some potentially lucrative investments in SA.

4:20
Jan 13, 2015

Movement afoot in MVNO space

The niche cellular service sector should see more action in the first half of 2015.

4:40
Nov 3, 2014

Analysts sceptical about Virgin's chances

Some question the likelihood of Virgin Mobile doubling its subscriber base, and whether the MVNO is still relevant in SA.

2:20
Nov 1, 2014

Virgin Mobile unveils free on-net calls

Virgin Mobile outlines its strategy to boost subscriber numbers by offering free on-net calls.

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Nov 28, 2013

Mirage signs with Cell C for virtual networks

The mobile virtual network enabler is expected to lure big brands with custom mobile products.

17:00
Jul 3, 2013

Ripe for the picking

Can Orange succeed in SA?

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Jun 9, 2013

Virgin slams Vodacom, MTN - report

Virgin Mobile has blamed Vodacom and MTN's "unregulated anticompetitive behaviour" for the company's inability to compete effectively, according to a Sunday Times article.

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