Industry Voices—Mun: Will cable MVNOs consume or will they be consumed?
An MVNO is a tough business model that requires a lot of patience and operational discipline to eke out a sustainable margin. For some, it is a nice niche business to serve the needs of the market and derive enough margin to make it worthwhile. For others, it is a means to a larger goal. The MVNO market has gone through a number of evolutionary transitions in different regions. In Europe, which represents arguably more competitive marketplace with regulatory “overhang,” MVNOs have flourished to target diverse demographics across numerous countries. In the United States, the intensity of MVNO activities has not been as fervent.