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Virgin Mobile USA re-launches Helio

US MVNO Virgin Mobile has begun the process of integrating its recently-acquired Helio operation by announcing a new handset and price plan aimed at combining the two businesses.

Virgin Mobile CFO resigns, company affirms outlook

Reuters reports that Virgin Mobile USA affirmed its outlook yesterday and said its CFO, John Feehan, has resigned to join LifeLock, a company that provides identify theft protection.

Virgin Mobile enters UK mobile broadband market

Virgin Mobile, the UK’s largest MVNO, has become the latest UK operator to enter the mobile broadband market by launching a USB ‘dongle’ that enables laptops to connect to the Internet via a mobile network

Virgin Mobile UK looks to boost high street presence

Virgin Mobile UK has hinted that it could begin opening more of its own-branded retail stores following the collapse of two of its largest UK high street distributors, Zavvi and Woolworths.

Sprint takes femtocells wholesale

Unstrung notes that US operator Sprint Nextel is moving into the wholesale market with its Samsung manufactured CDMA femtocell, through select MVNO partners and resellers.

Virgin Mobile rolls out prepaid mobile broadband

Information Week notes that Virgin Mobile USA is bringing its prepaid service to the mobile broadband market.

Fourth French 3G license price could be raised

The price of France’s long-awaited fourth 3G network license is likely to be EUR240 million and not EUR206 million, according to a Telecompaper report that cites French newspaper Les Echos.

MTNL receives muted interest for 3G partner

Indian state-owned operator MTNL has received just two bids from companies interested in becoming a franchise partner for its fledgling 3G services.