Czech Republic: Prizes for porters – reports that MVNO Mobile from CEZ is launching a spring campaign, supported by the microsite Change Operator ( The MVNO offers low-cost tariffs without commitment. Veronika Svobodova, Director of Product and Segment Marketing at CEZ Sales said this is the main reason why 60 percent of subscribers port their number to it. Users who port to the MVNO can participate in the spring competition, the main prize in which is a one-week stay in the resort Spindleruv Mlyn for a family of four (three prizes). The competition will run until 30 April.

Global: Concrete communications – NEC has launched a Mobile Virtual Network Operator solution that leverages Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) to enable services such as traffic restrictions/filtering of communication data and collection of charging information. The solution enforces services between an MVNO’s own communication network and a carrier’s mobile network. NEC delivers the MVNO solution as software that runs on a virtualised all-purpose Intel Architecture (IA) server. It will be offered as one of NEC SDN Solutions’ NFV Solutions.

Tsutomu Ookurano, senior manager, NEC noted: “MVNO operators are often required to introduce gateway systems in order to establish connections with carriers through the layer 2 data link. This requires a large amount of time and money, which is further aggravated by facility investment and rapid increases in operational costs. Furthermore, MVNOs face demands from customers for more flexible and scalable services, such as session management, IP address management, charging data collection and security control. This new solution meets these needs and enables MVNOs to provide their original services more easily.”

MVNO news in summary week ending 28 February 2014