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This forecast provides MVNO subscriptions, ARPU, and revenue forecasts for 67 named countries, seven rest-of regions, four regions, and eight subregions. It provides both a high-level view of the MVNO world and details on each country market.


  • MVNOs are not a new concept, and yet so many countries around the world are only just beginning to see MVNOs launch. The MVNO business model still offers growth for the right players in the right markets. Ovum forecasts MVNO connections to grow from 193 million in 2016 to 255 million in 2021.
  • Western Europe, the most developed MVNO region, is gradually being overshadowed by Asia due to a rapid growth of the Chinese MVNO market.
  • The Middle East and Africa region has recorded strong growth, albeit from a very low base.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand the development of the global MVNO market.
  • Understand the growth opportunity of MVNOs across 67 countries.

Key questions answered

  • How will the global MVNO market develop?
  • Which countries offer the best MVNO connection growth potential?
  • Which markets will yield the highest MVNO ARPU?
  • Which markets will generate the greatest MVNO revenues?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: MVNO Forecast: 2016–21

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