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.
Poket Mobile debuts in SA, extending list of MNVOs
The Mbinga Network brand operates through an agreement with FREI, a mobile virtual network enabler.
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.
Cell C passes 1m MVNO customers
Over a million South Africans use mobile virtual network operators through Cell C's infrastructure.
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.
Govt thwarts ICT investment
Government interference in telecoms deals has scuppered some potentially lucrative investments in SA.
Movement afoot in MVNO space
The niche cellular service sector should see more action in the first half of 2015.
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.
Virgin Mobile unveils free on-net calls
Virgin Mobile outlines its strategy to boost subscriber numbers by offering free on-net calls.
Mirage signs with Cell C for virtual networks
The mobile virtual network enabler is expected to lure big brands with custom mobile products.