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Virgin Mobile and Qtel eye international MVNO push

Virgin Mobile has launched as an MVNO in Qatar via a partnership with incumbent operator Qtel – and hinted that it may expand the agreement to other Qtel markets. Virgin Mobile founder Richard Branson did not name specific markets for future expansion but Qtel has a footprint in 17 countries globally, including Indonesia.

Virgin Mobile on course to offer MTNL 3G services

India’s MTNL has shortlisted Virgin Mobile as the sole candidate to become its 3G franchise partner, effectively clearing the way for the UK-based MVNO to rollout 3G services on behalf of the state-owned operator.

Sprint acquires Virgin Mobile USA, looks to dominate US prepaid

Rivals under pressure as Sprint takes 40% share of prepaid net additions in 2Q09

Virgin Mobile USA swings to Q3 profit

Virgin Mobile USA swung to a third-quarter net profit of US$4.1 million and heralded its US$39 million recent acquisition of rival MVNO Helio a success.

Virgin Mobile claims cheapest UK data tariff

VNUNet.com says that Virgin Mobile UK is to introduce an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Internet access tariff at £0.30 per day, which is up to three times cheaper than offers from rival networks.

Yahoo signs Virgin Mobile UK

Yahoo has added Virgin Mobile UK to its list of operator customers that have set the company’s oneSearch service as their pre-installed mobile search application.

Virgin Mobile touts net adds

Virgin Mobile USA gained 216,000 net subscriber additions in Q4 2008, whilst churn was recorded at 4.8 percent.

Virgin Mobile unveils UK’s lowest phone contract

Virgin Mobile UK, the country’s largest MVNO, has launched what is understood to be the lowest postpaid contract available in the UK.

Virgin Mobile 4Q loss narrows, adds subscribers

Virgin Mobile USA’s fourth-quarter loss narrowed by more than two-thirds as the MVNO gained subscribers, notes Forbes.

Virgin touts US50 flat-rate calling plan

Dow Jones Newswires reports that Virgin Mobile USA has matched its rivals with a US$50 unlimited mobile calling plan and has also unveiled a programme to temporarily help customers who have lost their jobs.