Brussels – We’re pleased to announce that Austria’s leading Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) has joined MVNO Europe. Ventocom was founded in 2013 and allows vendors from outside the industry to access the mobile market in an effective and comprehensible way.
The Austrian market is, since 2014, one of the few in Europe that experienced a reduction from four to three Mobile Network Operators (MNO). Ventocom success shows that guaranteeing MVNO access to the market is an appropriate way to maintain a strong level of competition while bringing more innovation on the market.
Ventocom has successfully established itself as the reference MVNE on the Austrian market. Partnering with the insurance giant Allianz and retailer Hofer, it has launched two rapidly growing mobile brands, Allianz SIM and Hofer Telekom. These brands hold, one year after launch, approximately 4% of the Austrian market share.
Michael Krammer, CEO and founder of Ventocom, stated: “We’re delighted to join MVNO Europe and collaborate with our counterparts in Europe. As we’ve done in Austria, we want to work at EU level towards a consumer-friendly, competitive and innovative market”.
Jacques Bonifay, chairman of MVNO Europe, said: “It is a pleasure for us to welcome Ventocom. Their success in Austria in a peculiar market context is inspiring to all of us and I am sure their support will only strengthen our voice as representatives of European mobile virtual operators”.
About MVNO Europe
MVNO Europe (previously European Association of Full-MVNOs) was created in 2012 to represent the interests of companies which are active on European mobile markets and are independent from established mobile network operators. Members includes Cubic Telecom, Cyta Hellas, Euro Information Telecom, Fastweb, Liberty Global, PosteMobile, Sierra Wireless, Sky, Transatel, Ventocom and Voiceworks. Further information about the association is available on http://www.mvnoeurope.eu or at +32 (0) 2 550 41 10 / firstname.lastname@example.org