IIJ FY profit grows 21.6% on strong MVNO traction

JapanTelecom Asia — Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has reported a 21.6% increase in net profit for the financial year ending in March as a result of strong expansion in the MVNO and cloud services sectors. Net income reached 4 billion yen, on the back of a 14.3% increase in revenue to 140.6 billion yen.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/iij-fy-profit-grows-216-strong-mvno-traction

Asia Mobile Operators and MVNOs

APACPRNewswire — NEW YORK: Across Asia a total of around 3.8 billion mobile subscribers were being served by a large number of mobile operators heading into 2016. The operators are continuing to drive the market, expanding it by between 5% and 10% annually at the moment. Whilst the overall growth rate in the region has moderated the sheer numbers are impressive. This market report presents a wide-ranging review, providing details on around almost 200 of the mobile operators to be found in Asia in 2015.

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3820648

Japan market: Asustek is top SIM-free smartphone vendor in FY2015, says paper

TaiwanDigi Times — Sales of SIM-free smartphones totaled 1.705 million units in Japan in fiscal 2015 (from April 2015 to March 2016) with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer being the top vendor in the segment with a 35.7% share, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, citing data from Japan-based MM Research Institute.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160516PB201.html

IIJ FY profit grows 21.6% on strong MVNO traction

JapanTelecom Asia — Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has reported a 21.6% increase in net profit for the financial year ending in March as a result of strong expansion in the MVNO and cloud services sectors. Net income reached 4 billion yen, on the back of a 14.3% increase in revenue to 140.6 billion yen.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/iij-fy-profit-grows-216-strong-mvno-traction

Does Singapore have too many telcos?

SingaporeDigital News Asia — CONSUMERS in Singapore must be feeling spoilt for choice with the entry of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Circles.Life. But history is not on its side. The country’s first large scale MVNO, Virgin Mobile, did not survive beyond its first year and shut down in 2002. Circles.Life however believes that the market today is different and it is now more feasible for an MVNO to come in.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/does-singapore-have-too-many-telcos

Telstra opens its 4G network to MVNOs

AustraliaIT News — Telstra has begun wholesaling 4G mobile services to its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners, but speeds will be capped below those available to the carrier’s retail customers. The launch will see a number of retail service providers including AldiMobile, Woolworths, Telechoice and Better Life progressively enable 4G on customers’ existing 3G accounts from today.

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/telstra-opens-its-4g-network-to-mvnos-418754

Asia Mobile Operators and MVNOs

APACPRNewswire — LONDON: Across Asiaa total of around 3.8 billion mobile subscribers were being served by a large number of mobile operators heading into 2016. The operators are continuing to drive the market, expanding it by between 5% and 10% annually at the moment. Whilst the overall growth rate in the region has moderated the sheer numbers are impressive.

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3673413

None of China’s virtual telecom operators are making money

ChinaTech In Asia — For years, China’s telecom industry has been dominated by the three state-owned giants: China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile. So there was a lot of excitement when, last year, it seemed like internet companies would be given the chance to run their own telecom networks. Granted, these new virtual telecom operators would still have lease network infrastructure from one of the “big three,” but many felt that it would still be good to get some new blood in the telecom industry – especially after Xiaomi became one of the companies granted a license.

https://www.techinasia.com/chinas-virtual-telecom-operators-making-money/

Website opens for budget phones, from Korea

KoreaThe Korea Mobile Virtual Network Operators Association (KMVNO) said Thursday that it will start a Budget Phone Hub website, an online market for budget smartphones. The KMVNO made that announcement as it held a media day to celebrate reaching 5 million subscribers. “The online market will help cut telecom expenses for consumers, and allow mobile operators to expand distribution channels,” said KMVNO Chairman Lee Tong-hyung.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/05/133_179383.html

Telstra expounds on 4G wholesale product

AustraliaMobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) will have access to Telstra’s 4G service by June next year, but may not be able to provide full-speed downloads to customers initially.  Telstra yesterday said it was developing a wholesale proposition for its 4G network that will use all its 4G spectrum. This includes the 700MHz spectrum as well as the 1800 and 2600MHz frequency bands, which cover 90 percent of the nation.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/401779,telstra-expounds-on-4g-wholesale-product.aspx