T-Mobile’s new love of MVNOs helps drive its subscriber growth

T-mobile often get’s a bad rep amongst east coast business communities in the US. But obviously someone like them !


T-Mobile US(s tmus) credits its new Un-carrier strategy of quick upgrades, cheap plans and free tablet data to its recent stellar subscriber growth, but there’s an unsung hero in T-Mobile numbers. Mobile network virtual operators — essentially infrastructure-less carriers who buy time on T-Mobile’s networks – accounted for 344,000 of T-Mobile’s 1 million net subscriber additions in the third quarter.

Until recently Sprints(s s) was the largest champion for the MVNO in the U.S. – any new startup with an innovative or crazy business model signed up to buy its 2G voice and 3G/4G data services. Some of the most famous MVNOs in the U.S., from FreedomPop and Karma to Republic Wireless and Ting, call Sprint’s network home.

straight-talk-SIM-featuredBut recently a lot of new MVNOs have signed on with T-Mobile, taking advantage not only of its faster HSPA+ service, but the fact that customers could bring their own devices…

View original post 268 more words


About beyondmobile.ltd

Blog Site for Jason Boud and Beyond Mobile Ltd.
This entry was posted in Market analysis. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s