Telecommunications Mobile Market

Hundreds of millions of US dollars are now being invested into mobile networks; MVNOs offer an attractive option to expand these opportunities.

Service Description of MVNO in Partner countries

The MBOW MVNO Network is designed to offer GSM services to subscribers at a range of ‘hot spot’ locations in remote locations where there are no existing GSM services. The service is primarily intended for the Remote communities, Enterprise, NGOs, oil & gas sector and the mining industry.

These subscribers will be a mixture of pre-paid subscribers and roaming subscribers.

This network will consist of GSM/EDGE network deployed at these ‘hotspot’ locations and MVNO coverage where GSM services already exist.

MBOW will operate its complete GSM core network designed and optimized for smaller GSM network applications.

It consists of the following network element functions:


Existing VSAT capacity at the ‘hotspot’ locations will be used for backhauling traffic to the MSC.

For interconnection between the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and MBOW, VSAT capacity will have to be deployed. The interconnection must support SS7 signalling with MTP and SCCP to allow for transport of voice and signalling information including roaming functionality.

The MBOW MVNO enables subscribers to access the service in three different ways:


The following technical setup is required to establish the MVNO service:

Description Provider
MVNO License National regulatory authority
Mobile Network Code (MNC) National regulatory authority
MSISDN and MSRN numbers for mobile users National regulatory authority
International Voice and Signaling Interconnection agreement Mobile network operator
MVNO Network capacity agreement Mobile network operator
Roaming Agreements MBOW
Capacity for International Interconnection (satellite or terrestrial) MBOW
BTS Antenna sites MBOW


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