Think Tank Session
"Mobile Virtual Network Operators & The Future of Mobile Business:
Off To The Races Or Back To The Starting Gate?"
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2001
8:00am - 1:00pm
By invitation only. No fee. For possible participation, see below.
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The mobile virtual network operator (MNVO) movement has taken place
in Europe. Virgin Mobile, for instance, by reselling services of
Orange and Vodafone, became the fastest growing provider of wireless
services in the United Kingdom last year. Is the emergence of MVNOs
capable of moving forward the mobile service business? This will
be, no doubt, the talk over the next year. At this Think Tank Session,
twenty participants will have the opportunity to discuss this movement
with one another and exchange knowledge with one another on the
* Will the MVNO development continue to be successful in Europe
and catch on in the United States and Asia?
* Will Virgin and other retailers building off their brands transform
the economics of mobile business?
* Will MVNOs squeeze out the traditional wireless companies, like
Sprint PCS, AT&T Wireless, Verizon, and VoiceStream Wireless?
* What challenges exist for MVNOs partnering up with wireless
providers for selling-up value-added services like mobile commerce?
* What's the business model for MVNOs?
* And...who owns the customer?
FURTHER INFORMATION & POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION
This Think Tank Session is structured mainly for those who have
participated in previous mobile-related programs at the Center.
For those who have an interest in possible participation and did
not participate previously, please send your name, title, name of
company, and bio (including information on your background in mobile
and wireless) to:
Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Programs
Silicon Valley World Internet Center