The global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market size reached US$ 73.1 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 119.6 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 7.36% during 2023-2028.
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 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type, operational model, service type and subscribers.
Breakup by Type:
Media and Entertainment
Breakup by Operational Model:
Service Operator MVNO
Breakup by Service Type:
Breakup by Subscribers:
Breakup by Region:
Middle East and Africa
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.
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Type, Operational Model, Service Type, Subscribers, Region
Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
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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The global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market was valued at US$ 73.1 Billion in 2022.
We expect the global Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) market to exhibit a CAGR of 7.36% during 2023-2028.
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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