UK-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile Chile is reportedly growing at a rate of 20,000 subscribers per month, according to the company’s CEO Juan Antonio Etcheverry as quoted by TeleSemana. The MVNO launched operations in April this year, having signed an agreement with the Chilean unit of Spain’s Telefonica. Virgin is set to capitalise on Chile’s competition regulations – which from January this year prevented cellcos from locking handsets to a single network – and the recent introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) by concentrating on SIM sales. The cellco claimed to have signed up 36,000 subscribers to date.
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