Thursday, November 17, 2011

Orange Extends MVNO Deal with Ortel Mobile

Orange announced a deal to host Ortel Mobile as a virtual mobile operator on its mobile network in France.

Ortel Mobile, which launched operations on the French MVNO market in early 2010, aims to maintain its position as market leader in the multicultural segment in France. Today Ortel Mobile is active as an MVNO in six European countries, and already uses the Orange network in Spain and Switzerland.

Orange said that by offering wholesale agreements to other operators it is both promoting competition and optimising the value of its network. Orange currently supports close to 3 million users from MVNO customers, representing around half of all French MVNOs. In total, MVNOs now represent 10% of the French mobile market.