Objectives and Key Deliverables
Our client will soon partner with both a leading multi-IMSI technology provider and a global MVNE, after which it will be positioned to offer Borderless Mobile. Borderless Mobile will be an MVNO-like service where there is a true roam-like-home feel and cost benefit, across a footprint of X countries. Naturally, for regulatory reasons, the service will be based in a certain home country and upon travel to any of the remaining countries in the footprint, the multi-IMSI technology will switch between the home IMSI and a local one. Having a local IMSI will provide the cost benefits via local rates in addition to local QoS performance. These local access agreements will have been previously commercially agreed. It is envisaged that the access agreement will consist of:
- a large bundle of voice, SMS and data for use by multiple subscribers
- relevant accessible IMSI ranges
Hence, the access agreement will be much like an MVNO buying access from its host MNO.
A report confirming the likelihood of an MNO to offer access agreements (as per the earlier definition) to the customer and its partners in each of the selected markets, focusing on:
- Bundle size (voice, SMS & data) ranges and cost
- Predicted timeline from initial discussion to market availability
- Predicted lifetime of such agreements
- Regulatory concerns especially those concerning IMSI range sharing/swapping internationally
The findings should cover the following markets: China, Japan, S. Korea, Netherlands, Canada, India, Brazil
Deep knowledge of the MNO, MVNO and MVNE segments in each of the countries in scope, as well as a good understanding of the roaming regulations and ecosystem.
The deliverable is due before end Feb. 2016