Plintron becomes India’s 1st National Unified License – Virtual Network Operator kicks off USD 4 Billion VNO industry
Plintron, the Multi-country Virtual Network Enabler/ Aggregator (MVNE/MVNA) has announced its commercial entry into US$ 37 Billion Indian Telecom market.
Plintron is the first Company to have been awarded Unified License-Virtual Network Operator (UL VNO) for All Services, for all 22 circles, from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, and has become the first National UL VNO. Prior to the entry into India, Plintron’s global experience includes launch of 80 VNO brands and inter-connection with 30+ leading Telecom operators in 25 countries across all the six continents.
On the occasion of the License award, Mr. Mohan Kumar Sundaram, Co-Founder and Chairman, Plintron Group said “Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, the Department of Telecommunications under the able leadership of Honorable Minister of Communications, has published a forward looking VNO Policy, which will tremendously benefit the cause of affordable, quality connectivity for all Indians. We are grateful to the DoT, Government of India, for issuing Unified License (VNO)-All Services, for all 22 circles to Plintron. As an industry leader, we are looking forward to pioneer the VNO revolution in India and will soon announce various products.”
To commence operations, Plintron is investing in building capacity, radio coverage and infrastructure in India, and is in talks with Network Service Operators (NSOs) to access their network on a VNO model especially for rural Indian markets. Once wholesale network access is provided to the MVNO – the entire cost of sales, marketing and customer acquisition is borne completely by the MVNO making such a partnership attractive to NSOs, to acquire higher market share.
“With proven experience of activating in excess of 80 million subscribers on Plintron’s network, Plintron will offer specialized solutions to Enterprises with established customer base and additionally introduce internationally successful products into Indian market to help Enterprises reap immediate gains through an increase in customer loyalty and an enhanced “share of wallet” in their customer spends with minimal upfront investment’, stated Ms. Subhashree Radhakrishnan, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Plintron Group
With its Global Technology Delivery Centre in India employing 1,000+ Telecom professionals and years of global experience across 25 countries in the MVNO space, Plintron has extensive experience in delivering solutions that are fully compliant to all regulatory requirements of the DOT and TRAI, including requirements on Mobile Number Portability, Lawful interception, Network Security, Subscriber registration and Customer on-boarding norms.