Glossary

What is it and how does an MVNE works

For mobile operators and providers that do not have their own infrastructures, MVNEs function as means of communication. Thus, they enable newly created MVNOs to be established faster and on a tighter budget.

Despite knowing this information, there are those who still wonder what an MVNE is and how this technology really works. If this is your case, at JSC Ingenium, provider of Network Infrastructure solutions for MNOs and MVNOS, we tell you everything you need to know about it.

Definition and concept of MVNE

A MVNE (Mobile virtual network enabler) is a company that provides network infrastructure services and other operations services to a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Among the services provided to an MVNO, an MVNE is responsible for providing solutions that include billing, operations, administrations and back-end network provisioning.

Generally, an MVNE provides a deferral of capital expenditures to MNVOs. As a result, MVNOs remain focused on service, their customers, continuous product improvement, branding, and marketing. On the other hand, it is normal for MVNEs and MVNOs to maintain risk-reward agreements.

How does an MVNE work?

As we have mentioned before, an MVNE is everything an MVNO needs in terms of billing, administration, support, etc. Basically, to deliver your products and services, what an MVNO needs is access to a MNO network and a system to manage products and subscribers. That’s when the planning, implementation, and mobile service management features of MVNEs become necessary.

With an MVNE, an MVNO can get started quickly even with reduced time and money costs. This is because an MVNE can host multiple MVNOs on a single platform, thus offering significant cost reductions. In addition, the MVNE provides SIM provisioning and configuration, customer billing, CRM, and value-added service platforms.

The MVNE allows the MVNO to outsource the integration of the MNO, as well as the management of commercial and technical operations. In this way, it manages to substantially reduce the number of personnel needed. Undoubtedly, the use of MVNE simplifies operations, reduces the risk of the
new company, brings the MNVO to market quickly and allows marketing tests.

In short, the operation of an MVNE focuses on making the work of MNVO easier.

In this way, JSC Ingenium’s MVNE technology provides the necessary infrastructure to companies that want to offer mobile telephony services, or that are already operating and want to become a Full Operator so that they have a higher level of independence and flexibility.