ACP Is On Life Support, Can Our Congress Fix It?

Posted on April 6, 2024April 6, 2024

“When the Affordable Connectivity Program runs out of money during the month of April, internet costs are expected to rise for 23 million US households — nearly 1 in 5 households,” according to CNN. Collectively, the program’s participants save nearly $700 million each month. The end of the ACP means that participants could see their monthly internet bills increase by $30 to $75. According to the Benson Strategy Group, “The loss of the ACP will disproportionately affect some demographics.  41% of ACP participants are in … Continue reading “ACP Is On Life Support, Can Our Congress Fix It?”

How Healthy Is the MVNO Business?

Posted on March 27, 2024

I am asked the question (today’s article headline), just how healthy is the MVNO business? I’m a big believer that you can make statistics say anything but the introduction of new MVNOs, aggregators and support platforms confirms to me that our business is very robust. There are a few MVNOs that are struggling, mostly Boost who has shed over 1.5 million customers since being spun off to DISH, and Tracfone who once dominated the pre-paid space in the US with 22+ million … Continue reading “How Healthy Is the MVNO Business?”

It’s Time for Mobile World Congress And The Boon Of Wireless Podcast!

Posted on March 5, 2024March 5, 2024

By Jon Horovitz – Feb 23, 2024 It’s Time for Mobile World Congress! This week’s article will be a short one with a couple of updates. World Mobile Congress (MWC – The Largest And Most Influential… | MWC Barcelona 2024) in Barcelona, Spain begins next week, February 26-29th. I’m happy to be attending my first MWC event and looking forward to meeting many people that I have only met on ZOOM, Teams, etc. Of course, many clients and friends from the United States will be … Continue reading “It’s Time for Mobile World Congress And The Boon Of Wireless Podcast!”

Posted on February 9, 2024February 9, 2024

Are Wireless Subscribers Considering Switching to MVNOs? How Can You Get Them To Switch To Your MVNO? By Jon Horovitz – Feb 9, 2024 Did you know BestMVNO is available to follow for free in Google News? Follow BestMVNO in your Google News app and keep up to date on wireless.Follow BestMVNO In Google News In October, 2023, I wrote in this space: “Where Should I Buy My Wireless Service This Holiday Season?“ The article outlined the pros and cons of buying a … Continue reading “”

Industry Insights: FCC’s Proposed Broadband Consumer Labels & 4Q23 Wireless Carriers’ Subscriber Growth

Posted on January 31, 2024January 31, 2024

Hello and a Belated Happy New Year!  It was great to see so many old friends at CES in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and meet other shakers and movers in our industry.  While not traditionally a wireless show, the Venetian Hotel Wireless space was very well attended both by vendors and those of us walking around eager to learn new things.  Thanks to the folks at the Federation of International Dronesoccer Association, I got to see my first … Continue reading “Industry Insights: FCC’s Proposed Broadband Consumer Labels & 4Q23 Wireless Carriers’ Subscriber Growth”

Strategies To Grow Your MVNO

Posted on June 9, 2023

Recently, our friends at MVNO Nation in the United Kingdom published an eBook entitled Strategies For Growth For MVNOs.  With a current worldwide market value of $70 Billion, MVNO growth is expected to surpass $148 Billion by 2032, just nine short years ahead.  Operators see the number one issue going forward as competition.  MVNO Nation’s eBook explores how an MVNO can not only survive this new competitive environment but GROW using both new and proven strategies. Speaking with MVNO Nation Co-Founder Ewa Campbell, she stated that,  “In this … Continue reading “Strategies To Grow Your MVNO”

MVNO Nation And The New MVNO Business Models

Posted on May 15, 2023May 15, 2023

On Thursday, May 11th, I had the pleasure of virtually attending MVNO Nation’s New MVNO Business Models Virtual Forum.  The event featured MVNO experts speaking about the evolving MVNO landscape and how to both prepare for and thrive in our ever-changing industry. I wrote in this space last July about MVNO Nation and how they are changing the MVNO space by: “bringing together global MVNOs and partners and devised around your needs for one single purpose: to grow your business and expand your network. Our focus … Continue reading “MVNO Nation And The New MVNO Business Models”

T-Mobile is purchasing their own MVNOs, Ultra and Mint. Is this good for the industry? The experts weigh in in my latest article in BestMVNO

Posted on April 28, 2023April 28, 2023

Rumors swirled around the telecom industry for weeks that T-Mobile would be buying the Ryan Reynolds led Mint Mobile.  But the real shock came when T-Mobile announced it was not only acquiring Mint, but their largest MVNO in the dealer channel, Ultra Mobile (estimated 750,000 to 850,000 subscribers), and MVNO aggregator Plum as well.  As always, the CEO of T-Mobile and others lauded this as great for the industry, competition, and combining synergies.  But questions remain and it’s anyone’s guess if the Department of … Continue reading “T-Mobile is purchasing their own MVNOs, Ultra and Mint. Is this good for the industry? The experts weigh in in my latest article in BestMVNO”

How To Make Happier Wireless Customers For Increased Profitability

Posted on April 7, 2023April 7, 2023

I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion with the leaders of SkyPeak Technologies on April 6th where the topic was: “No One Cares About Your Network Speeds (and Other Industry Myths).” We covered a lot of ground and learned some interesting perspectives on what wireless and MVNO customers might really want.  A transcript of that interview is further down below but you can also watch the interview embedded below or here.  JON: Good morning, everybody. Welcome, thank you for joining us today. I am Jon Horovitz, the … Continue reading “How To Make Happier Wireless Customers For Increased Profitability”