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Mobile Virtual Network in NIgeria

As the second edition of the Telecoms Sector Sustainability Forum (TSSF) gathers momentum, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Wireless Technology Labs, IMBIL Telecom among many others are billed to drive discussions on Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) License in Nigeria.

The conference organised by Business Remarks, which will hold physically and online on Tuesday 29th of November, 2022 at CITIHeight Hotel, Ikeja Lagos is themed “Creating Awareness and Ensuring Sustainability of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Nigeria’s 5G Ecosystem”.

The event, according to the organisers seeks to bring together stakeholders within the Nigerian telecoms space to deliberate on the viability and sustainability of the newly introduced MVNOs license in the sector.

The forum seeks to address the growth opportunities, hurdles and how these present realities will shape the Nigerian telecommunications sector.

Recall the Nigeria telecom regulator, NCC, had announced that the commission is ready to license Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in the country as part of an effort to ensure the provision of qualitative and efficient telecommunications services throughout the country.

Speaking about the event, the convener of the forum and Managing Editor of Business Remarks, Bukola Olanrewaju stated that “up until recently, MVNO penetration across Africa has been relatively slower than the rest of the world. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created more opportunities for MVNOs to position themselves as competitors within this market.

“The increasing number of mobile subscribers, technological advancements, and demand for connectivity has also played an important role while creating a significant opportunity for MVNOs to thrive in the sector,” she stated.

According to Adroit Market Research, the MVNO market will reach USD 112.0 billion by 2025 due to this growth, although the market in the United States is considered mature and developed, Europe is the region that stands out the most in the results, since it accounts for 60% of the total existing MVNOs.

It is also believed that the world of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) is facing another wave of change as evolving competition and demand along with technology advancements bring new opportunities and challenges for MVNOs and their mobile network operator (MNO) hosts.

Speaking further, the organizer noted that this edition will assemble Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), telecoms infrastructure providers, internet service providers, the Association of Licensed Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), 4G and 5G specialists, Experts and Consultants and other telecom industry stakeholders.

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