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Virgin Mobile picks up Chilean funding

Virgin Mobile Latin America inked a funding agreement with IFC, a member of the World Bank, to support its Chilean operation.

Virgin Mobile becomes full Orange France MVNO

France Telecom-Orange will allow Virgin Mobile to run on its network in France as full MVNO

Taking the bull by the horns


Operators are still facing challenges when it comes to monetising mobile data services.

Report: TTSL mulls withdrawal of Virgin Mobile brand

Indian operator Tata Teleservices (TTSL) is reportedly set to phase out its branding arrangement with Virgin Mobile as part of a plan to consolidate its mobile operations around a single brand.

Virgin Mobile drops DVB-H project in France

Virgin Mobile has dropped plans to launch a mobile TV service next autumn based on DVB-H technology.

Sprint reports improved wireless performance in Q3 but losses increase

Sprint Nextel has trumpeted its “best total company wireless subscriber net additions since 2006,” gaining 644,000 customers during the quarter to 30 September 2010. Its financial results were less impressive, however, revealing a net loss that increased to US$911 million from US$478 million, on revenue which increased 1.4 percent to US$8.15 billion.

GetJar to power Virgin Mobile’s French app store

Independent app store GetJar says that it has been chosen by MVNO Virgin Mobile France to provide its entire catalogue of free mobile applications for its mobile app store to be launched later this week, according to Cellular News.

Vodafone Qatar to seek damages from Qtel in branding spat

The local regulator in Qatar – ictQatar – has partially upheld a complaint by the local arm of Vodafone over the introduction into the market earlier this year of Virgin Mobile, which runs over rival Qtel’s network

Virgin Mobile USA launches payLo tariff

Sprint’s Virgin Mobile USA has launched a new tariff called ‘payLo’, which it claims is one of the best prepaid deals in the country with voice minutes as low as US$0.05.

Vodafone Qatar sues to block Virgin Mobile MVNO

Vodafone Qatar has confirmed that it is taking legal action against the country’s telecoms regulator, ictQATAR, for its allowance of Virgin Mobile’s entry, without being licensed, into the Qatari market.