5-7 June 2023
Hotel Okura, Amsterdam
5 June: Enterprise and B2B eSim Day; 6-7 June: Main Conference and Exhibition
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Why attend as a startup
You’ve landed on this page probably because you’re looking for more impartial information on how to set up your own MVNO. And who can blame you! The MVNO industry has seen rapid grown in recent years with the LatAm and Asia markets opening, and the European market is consistently buoyant presenting opportunities across the world.
You know the opportunity for success is there, but all you need is the technology and a better understanding of the landscape to springboard your start-up into fruition. This is where MVNOs World Congress comes in.
MVNOs World Congress is an event that prides itself on being the only dedicated MVNO event for the global MVNO community where over 50 MVNEs and Operators exhibit to meet and network with start-ups just like you. Now in its 20th year, the event gathers 800 community leaders, over 4 days to learn, network and build business partnerships.
As a startup, you can meet the most senior delegates from the biggest Operators and MVNEs in the industry. This is where our network suddenly becomes your network. Consider what that means for your business.
Read through our guide to learn more about the start-up checklist to become an MVNO.
Business Case Studies
With case studies from speakers representing the best brands, the insights come right from the heart of the industry.
The Best Line-Up
MVNOs World Congress prides its self on having the best speaker line-up. With companies like Telefonica, Lycamobile, GoogleFi, and Deutsche Telecom represented, this is one line-up not to miss!
And lots of it! This is what makes MVNOs World Congress special. Network with the who's who of the industry under one roof over 4 days! The networking opportunities are in abundance!
Step 1. Understand your USP and target audience
MVNOs are providers that are able to target niche segments of the market that mobile network operators are not able to profitably address with their own retail businesses. Your Unique Selling Proposition is what is going to make your MVNO stand out from the crowd. Without it, you run the risk of entering a busy market, getting lost and then spat out. If you can’t find a USP, you’ll have a hard time convincing your target market to buy from your MVNO. Examples of MVNOs that have a clear USP and target audience include:
Targeting a younger audience with their MVNO by offering endless social media usage without eating into the subscriber’s data.
Offers pay-as-you-go SIM cards to customers looking to make regular international calls, charging them at cheaper, preferential rates.
An MVNO dedicated to the Turkish football club, Fenerbahçe S.K. offering its fans a network at a competitive rate.
Speaking From These Brands
Step 2: Understand the regulatory landscape and implications of your chosen market
Different regions bring different regulations and restrictions in which to operate under. Where China was once tighter on the licences it offered to budding MVNOs, it is now playing a major role in revitalizing the MVNO business across the Asian market. Now many look to follow including largely populated countries such as India and Indonesia.
North Africa is perhaps the least developed MVNO region globally, but it also enjoys the beneficial effect of activities in some key markets such as South Africa. South Africa is rapidly becoming the epicentre of MVNO activities in the region, already accounting for almost a dozen MVNOs, a number that is set to increase imminently.
To learn more about regional regulatory changes in different regions, download the Reinventing the MVNO Business Report below.
Step 3: Find a Service Provider or MVNE
Once you have your USP, target market and strategy laid out, you will need to be able to facilitate the provision of your services. For this, depending on your size and investment, you can either have conversations with Operators or MVNEs who will provide the technological infrastructure for you to begin delivering your services.
You can meet and network with many operators and MVNEs at MVNOs World Congress 2020 including….
Networking at a glance
Attendees you can network with before the event with the networking app
Participants in the speed networking sessions
Meeting service where we take the hard work out of networking