Close
Close

Published

In the USA, MVNOs are forced to offer far lower speeds than their hosts

In the USA, the importance of MVNO services to the mobile services landscape has been boosted significantly by the launches of wireless and multiplay offerings by the major cablecos, notably Comcast and Charter. These are not traditional cut-price MVNOs, destined to address a niche market or be snapped up by larger players. Their use of Verizon’s network to support cellular services for their user base is highly strategic, complementing deployments in WiFi and, in future, 5G to provide a serious competitive alternative in the mobile space. It is concerning, then, to read that the average speeds for MVNO customers can be far slower than for subscribers to the host network. A new report from network testing firm Tutela found that…

Close