Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market Report by Type (Media and Entertainment, Discount, Business, Cellular M2M, Migrant, Retail, Telecom, Roaming), Operational Model (Reseller MVNO, Service Operator MVNO, Full MVNO), Service Type (Postpaid, Prepaid), Subscribers (Business, Individual/Residential), and Region 2024-2032

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market Report by Type (Media and Entertainment, Discount, Business, Cellular M2M, Migrant, Retail, Telecom, Roaming), Operational Model (Reseller MVNO, Service Operator MVNO, Full MVNO), Service Type (Postpaid, Prepaid), Subscribers (Business, Individual/Residential), and Region 2024-2032

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Market Overview:

The global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market size reached US$ 78.5 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 139.8 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% during 2024-2032.

Report Attribute 
Key Statistics
Base Year
2023
Forecast Years
2024-2032
Historical Years
2018-2023
Market Size in 2023
US$ 78.5 Billion
Market Forecast in 2032
US$ 139.8 Billion
Market Growth Rate 2024-2032 6.4%


Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) refer to the wireless services providers that do not own the network infrastructure but instead buy network capacity from existing MNOs to deliver services to their users. They work on various operational modes such as full MVNO, reseller, service operator, etc. Mobile virtual network operators focus on specific segments in the market, offering customized plans for them. Compared to mobile network operators (MNOs), they provide lower prices and greater advantages because there is no need for a sizable workforce or significant investment to create and maintain networks.

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market Trends:

The inflating need for communication-based services with better network facilities is primarily driving the global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market. Additionally, the elevating popularity of digital services, including cloud-based solutions, machine-to-machine (M2M) transactions, mobile money, etc., is acting as another significant growth-inducing factor. Besides this, the launch of numerous innovative government policies, such as the European government's Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy which aims to provide better network service access for consumers and promote digital services across Europe, is also fueling the demand for MVNOs. Furthermore, the implementation of several regulatory frameworks that allow the co-existence of MVNOs with MNOs is creating a positive outlook for the global market. Apart from this, the escalating demand for cost-effective wireless network services for day-to-day requirements like OTT streaming, video conferences, online gaming, etc., is further catalyzing the growth of the MVNO market. Moreover, increasing advancements in LTE infrastructures, which provide services such as VoLTE, ViLTE, and VoWiFi, are positively influencing the global market. Numerous other factors, including the escalating popularity of embedded SIM cards and extensive investments in 5G MVNO technology to offer efficient communication services with low latency, are expected to bolster the global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market over the forecast period.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on type, operational model, service type and subscribers.

Breakup by Type:

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Discount
  • Business
  • Cellular M2M
  • Migrant
  • Retail
  • Telecom
  • Roaming
     

Breakup by Operational Model:

  • Reseller MVNO
  • Service Operator MVNO
  • Full MVNO
     

Breakup by Service Type:

  • Postpaid
  • Prepaid
     

Breakup by Subscribers:

  • Business
  • Individual/Residential
     

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
     

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being Airvoice Wireless, Amdocs, Asahi Net Inc., Boost Mobile, FreedomPop, Friendi Mobile, Kajeet Inc., Kddi Corporation, Lebara, Lycamobile, Tracfone Wireless Inc and Virgin Media Business.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Type, Operational Model, Service Type, Subscribers, Region
Region Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Airvoice Wireless, Amdocs, Asahi Net Inc., Boost Mobile, FreedomPop, Friendi Mobile, Kajeet Inc., Kddi Corporation, Lebara, Lycamobile, Tracfone Wireless Inc and Virgin Media Business
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Key Questions Answered in This Report

The global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market was valued at US$ 78.5 Billion in 2023.

We expect the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market to exhibit a CAGR of 6.4% during 2024-2032.

The rising popularity of digital services, such as cloud-based solutions, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) transactions, mobile money, etc., along with the growing need for communication-based services with better network facilities, is primarily driving the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increasing deployment of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) for managing day-to-day requirements, including OTT streaming, video conferences, online gaming, etc.

Based on the type, the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market has been segmented into media and entertainment, discount, business, cellular m2m, migrant, retail, telecom, and roaming. Among these, discount currently holds the majority of the total market share.

Based on the operational model, the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market can be divided into reseller MVNO, service operator MVNO, and full MVNO. Currently, full MVNO exhibits a clear dominance in the market.

Based on the service type, the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market has been categorized into postpaid and prepaid, where postpaid currently accounts for the majority of the global market share.

Based on the subscribers, the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market can be segregated into business and individual/residential. Currently, individual/residential holds the largest market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa, where Asia-Pacific currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market include Airvoice Wireless, Amdocs, Asahi Net Inc., Boost Mobile, FreedomPop, Friendi Mobile, Kajeet Inc., Kddi Corporation, Lebara, Lycamobile, Tracfone Wireless Inc, and Virgin Media Business.

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