What is MVNE? Why is it important for MVNOs?

The MVNE’s full form is Mobile Virtual Network Enabler. It is a type of company that provides all the required infrastructure support to make an MVNO functional from scratch. In this tutorial, we will describe MVNE and other related terms.

What is MNO and MVNO mean?

What is MNO?

MNOs are the regular mobile network operators, such as Airtel, Orange, etc. They provide all the necessary infrastructure for mobile services, including voice, SMS, and data.

What is MVNO?

An MVNO is a mobile operator with its own brand and services. A mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) does not hold a license for the radio spectrum, and it does not have physical towers. Besides the physical infrastructure, it may possess all the remaining elements, like an operator. Based on the type of MVNO, the components will differ. For example, a full MVNO will have all network nodes and other departments, whereas a light MVNO may have only marketing departments.

What is the role of MVNE?

In order to become a mobile network service provider in a country, a company must register with the GSMA for that country’s IMSI and MSISDN ranges. In addition, relationships and agreements must be established with other mobile operators worldwide.

Next, they need all the necessary infrastructure to make the SIM cards functional. For that, MVNO needs MVNE. An MVNE provides all technical and non-technical components. As per the source, there are many companies that are mobile virtual network enablers.

Advantages of MVNE.

  • Easy to start from low investment.
  • Pay as you grow, and MVNO can start only with a few sim cards with a monthly rental model and later may scale up.
  • Reduces initial setup costs.
  • An MVNE can share platforms with many MVNOs. This reduces the cost of operations.
  • An MVNO does not need to develop or procure core network expertise. They can focus more on business.
  • Faster launching of services, as MVNEs already have the experience to launch mobile services.