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The rise and rise of the virtual mobile operator

If a British rapper can become a mobile operator, why can't Jedward and Daniel O'Donnell, asks Adrian Weckler.

26th February, 2012
Eoin MacManus, commercial director of Three and Wayne Myers, chief executive of X-Mobility.

Ireland could have four new 'virtual operators' by the end of 2012, according to 3 and X-Mobility, a company that is setting up new operators in the country on 3's network.

A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is an operator that uses the network of one of the established mobile operators to provide its service. In Ireland, the best-known examples of 'virtual' operators are Tesco Mobile, Postfon and eMobile.

In the last month, two new virtual operators...

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