The global mobile virtual network operator (mvno) market was valued at $62.3 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach $160.9 billion at a CAGR of 8.50% between 2022 and 2032. A mobile virtual network operator is a mobile operator that does not have a spectrum or have its network infrastructure. It works independently of mobile network operators and can set its pricing structure subject to the rates they have agreed to pay mobile network operators.
By region, Europe holds the maximum share in the mobile virtual network operator market across the globe.
A mobile virtual network operator is a kind of wireless communications services provider that provides services without possessing the wireless network infrastructure. It refers to a company that provides telecommunications services in the same way as a mobile network operator. The mobile virtual network operator makes a deal with a mobile network provider who owns a radio frequency. Due to the increasing number of smart mobile phones and wireless subscribers and the increasing demand for low-cost calling and data services, the mobile virtual network operator market is expected to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Source: SAI Research
Furthermore, the rapid improvement of advanced technologies and network services and increasing adoption of IoT are further estimated to boost the market growth during the upcoming periods. Other major factors such as improved service capabilities, rising opportunities for mobile operators, and administrative support benefits are directly driving the mobile virtual network operator market across the globe. However, at present days, low-profit margins and reduced tariffs are two major factors that have restrained the market growth.
Based on type, the global mobile virtual network operator market is segmented into business, discount, M2M, media, migrant, retail, roaming, and telecom. The M2M segment is estimated to witness significant growth due to the rising adoption of mobile connectivity in machines ranging from vehicles to vending machines. Some other major factors such as technological advancements in the 3G M2M market and an extension of mobile network coverage are expected to support the growth of the mobile virtual network operator market. Based on operational mode, the market is segmented into full MVNO, reseller MVNO, and service MVNO. The full MVNO market is estimated to drive the market due to the increasing implementation of low capital investment and gives full call control, which allows customers to call internationally at high discounted rates.
Based on end-users, the global mobile virtual network operator market is segmented into consumers and enterprises. The consumer category has dominated the market over the last few years and it is expected to hold a similar position during the forecast period due to the increasing network speed and the use of advanced devices, which has enabled the growth of data applications such as the internet browsing and video streaming. Some other factors such as managing connected living, personal data, and rising e-commerce activities are also estimated to gain significant growth opportunities for worldwide major players in the global mobile virtual network operator market. Based on organizations, the global mobile virtual network operator market is categorized into small, medium, and large enterprises. The small and medium enterprises are expected to hold a significant growth during the forecast period due to the increased revenue, desired business outcomes, and improved business efficiency. Based on regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East Country, and Africa. Among these, Europe is leading the market and it is expected to hold its dominant position during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of advanced technology and infrastructure development, rising adoption of integrated services such as VoIP, ISP through various MVNO enterprises.
America Movil anticipates launching 5G services, which would help a large number of customers worldwide. This company is seeing a lot of traction with prepaid customers in the Mexico country where it reported 1.2 million net additions in the fourth quarter that were nearly all prepaid customers. Red Pocket has done partnerships with PreCash to bring a compelling value-added service to a large number of users across the Ukraine country. However, due to the ongoing war in the Ukraine, telecommunication services are facing some major challenges in the market growth. Airvoice Wireless LLC has provided a free app for customers’ mobile device that would find, manage, and automatically connects to available WiFi on the current location. Therefore, this service has helped customers and driven the market growth across the country. A U.K-based company named Tesco Plc Retail Company has brought some products across online and in-store media to create better engagement with customers and deliver a more personalized order. U.S-based company AT&T Telecommunications Company has been providing high-speed internet connections to a large number of students at a cost of their families. The company has provided this service to build a better future for students across the country. Moreover, the company has introduced a new 5G network for customers, which would be more reliable to use in near future. Therefore, this new service and solutions across various developed and developing countries are expected to gain significant growth in the global mobile virtual network operator market during the forecast period.
According to the study, key players such as America Movil Telecommunications (Mexico), Red Pocket Inc (Ukraine), Airvoice Wireless LLC (U.S), FreePop (U.S), Freenet AG (Germany), KDDI Corporation (Japan), Cyfrowy Polsat S.A (Poland), Tesco PLC Retail (U.K), Sprint Corporation Telecommunication (U.S), Kajeet Telecommunication (U.S), AT&T Telecommunications (U.S), Verizon Communications Telecommunications (U.S), Deutsche Telekom Telecommunications (Germany), CITIC Group (China), BT Group Telecommunications (U.K), Enreach Holdings B.V (Netherlands), GiffGaff Limited (U.K), Consumer Cellular Mobile Network Operator Company (U.S), Truephone (U.K), FreedomPop (U.S), Asahi Net Inc (Japan), SK Corporation Conglomerate (South Korea), Sakura Mobile Inc (Japan), LG Corporation Multinational Conglomerate (South Korea), Lebara Mobile (U.K), among others.
Scope of the Report:
|Market Size in 2021||US$ 62.3 Billion|
|Market Volume Projection by 2032||US$ 160.9 Billion|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2032 CAGR||8.50%|
|Historical Data||2019, 2020 and 2021|
|Forecast Period||2022 to 2032|
By Type: Business, Discount, M2M, Media, Migrant, Retail, Roaming, Telecom
By Operational Model type: Full MVNO, Reseller MVNO, Service Provider MVNO
By End-Users: Consumer, Enterprises
By Organization Type: Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises
North America, Europe , Asia-Pacific , LAMEA
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