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Mobile Virtual Network operators at a turning point

Next Monday, December 14th, Mobile Monday Brussels will organise their next event.

The aim of this Mobile Monday Brussels session is to provide an understanding of the what is rapidly changing in the Belgian MVNO scene in terms of technology, branding and business models.

Timing:

18h00. Registration, quick bite and Welcome by Henri Fischgrund, founder Axisparc

18h30. Presentation

  • “How SIP and VoIP is transforming the model”
    by Bernard No’l de Burlin ,CEO Mondial Telecom
  • “Mobile data MVNO and microMVNO’s”
    by Koen Delvaux, co-Founder & CMO Mobile Vikings
  • Speaker 3 under confirmation

19h40. Mobile Monday Barcelona Premier Awards selection and
Mobile Monday Brussels 2010 forecast

19h55. Presentation of HEODE and “One Way” concept by Florent Grandjean
and Loïc Bar, followed by a reception.
Location: (Sponsored by HEODE)

HEODE Louvain-La-Neuve
Axis Parc – @xeICT
Rue Emile Francqui, 5
1435 Mont-St-Guibert

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KPN and Concentra invest in Mobile Vikings

KPN and Concentra are each taking a participation share of 33,3% in Mobile Vikings.   This way City Live,  the company behind this mobile operator,  can raise his capital to 1,2 million euro.  District Live, the holding of City Live and Mobile Vikings, preserves the remaining 33,3%.

Mobile Vikings is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that wants to make the mobile internet available for everyone.  They’ve been active in Belgium since December 2008.

New operator Mobile Vikings offers free mobile internet

Today, December 16th at 16.16, Mobile Vikings will be launched into the Belgian market.  This new mobile operator, developed by CityLive, aims to offer free mobile internet access.  This way, CityLive wants to promote their platform of mobile applications.  The high data tariffs of the traditional operators still block the proliferation of such mobile applications.  

It’s not clear how Mobile Vikings intends to finance this free data access, but probably they’re hoping that the offering of applications will compensate for that. 

United Telecom will be the provider behind Mobile Vikings.