MVNO subscribers predicted to hit 10mn-15mn in 2015

Friday, April 8, 2011

Brazil is expected to have 10mn-15mn MVNO users in 2015, local press reported citing a study by international consultancy firm Europraxis.

The study estimates that the MVNO market in Brazil could generate revenues of 3.5bn reais (US$2.22bn) in 2015.

Brazilian telecoms services regulator Anatel approved MVNO regulation in November 2010, enabling different companies to sign MVNO agreements with local mobile telephony operators.

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According to the study, total mobile telephony users in the country currently reach 202mn, with a prepaid penetration of some 80%.

Europraxis' study also said that currently only 1% of mobile telephony users in Latin America access the service through an MVNO scheme.