TITLE

Bringing Down Roaming Costs

AUTHOR(S)
Dreyfuss, Joel
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;9/5/2008, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the launch by United Mobile of an international mobile voice calls at up to 80 percent less than many carriers. United Mobile is a mobile virtual network operator which buys bandwidth wholesale and resells it to mobile customers under its own name. According to chief executive Charles Frankl, the company is able to offer lower costs because it operates its own telecommunications infrastructure.
ACCESSION #
36646690

 

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