Saudi Arabia awards 3 MVNO licences

Monday 24 June 2013 | 10:55 CET | News
Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator has awarded three new MVNO licences. Of five applicants, the winners were Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa, which will launch on STC's network, Lebara on Mobily's network and Axiom Telecom on Zain's network, the Saudi Gazette reports. Local companies FastNet and Safari were the losing bidders. Saudi Arabia will become the second of the six Gulf Cooperation Council members after Oman to allow MVNOs. The CITC did not state when the MVNOs would launch services, only that the winners now had 90 days to provide the necessary documents to move to the

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Axiom Telecom / CITC / Lebara / Mobily / STC / Virgin Mobile / Zain
Countries: Saudi Arabia
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