With the enablement of better services and cheaper headsets in the European market, there was a massive demand for cellular phones in the past years. This gave rise to the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), a cost-effective model for the companies. Over a decade ago, Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) was originally introduced in Europe and has presently become a captivating fixture in the telecom industry across the world. According to the GSMA, MVNO is a phenomenon saturated in around one-third of the countries. Further, barring the international MVNOs, the two-thirds of the domestic MVNOs include 585 MVNOs in Europe, 129 MVNOs in Asia-Pacific, 107 in North America, and remaining 7% in LAMEA in 2014. At the end of 2014, there existed over 992 MVNOs along with 260 MNO-based sub-brands in the global market. The global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market was valued at $51,857 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $102,932 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2017 to 2023.
The mobile virtual network operator market is widely driven by improved service capabilities, increasing opportunities for mobile operators, and administrative support benefits. However, factors such as low profit margins & reduced tariffs restrain the MVNO market growth.
The global MVNO market is segmented based on operational model, type, and geography. By operational model, the market is segmented into full MVNO, service operator MVNO, and reseller MVNO. Further, the types of MVNOs include media & entertainment, discount, business, cellular M2M, migrant, retail, telecom, and roaming.
Geographically, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa (LAMEA) including country-level analysis for each region. Some of the significant players in the mobile virtual network operator market profiled in the report are Net10 Wireless, RedPocket Mobile, AirVoice Wireless, FreedomPop, Freenet AG, KDDI Mobile, Polkomtel Plus, Tesco Mobile Ltd, UPP Wireless, and GIV Mobile.
This report provides an overview of the trends, structure, drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market. Porter’s Five Forces analysis highlights the potential of buyers & suppliers, and provides insights on the competitive structure of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market to determine the investment pockets of the market. Current and future trends adopted by the key market players are highlighted to determine overall competitiveness of the market. The quantitative analysis of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market growth from 2017 to 2023 is provided to elaborate the market potential. Key Market Segments
By Operational Model
Full MVNO Service Operator MVNO Reseller MVNO
Media and Entertainment Discount Business Cellular M2M Migrant Retail Telecom Roaming
North America U.S. Canada Mexico Europe UK France Germany Rest of Europe Asia-Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific LAMEA Latin America Middle East Arica
Key players profiled in the report
Net10 Wireless RedPocket Mobile AirVoice Wireless FreedomPop Freenet AG KDDI Mobile Polkomtel Plus Tesco Mobile Ltd UPP Wireless GIV Mobile