Three bidders enter race for second mobile licence in Bahamas

Cable Bahamas, Digicel and Virgin Mobile each threw their hat into the ring for Bahamas’ second mobile telephony licence, as two locally-based companies – which had previously indicated interest – decided not to take part. The ‘Cellular Liberalisation Task Force’, …

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Virgin Mobile launches in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) has begun services in Saudi Arabia. In a shake-up to the kingdom’s mobile market, the Communication and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CITC) has ordered each of the country’s three mobile operators to host an MVNO to boost competition. As reported by Reuters, VMMEA has launched two brands […]

Numericable in bid for Virgin Mobile as French consolidation gathers pace

Carphone Warehouse, which earlier this week announced plans to merge with UK high street consumer electronics retailer Dixons, has announced that it is in discussions to sell Omer Telecom, the holding company which owns Virgin Mobile France, to French cable player Numericable. In April this year Numericable’s parent Altice struck a deal to acquire French mobile operator SFR, which it intends to merge with Numericable.