La Poste Caraibes Mobile launches MVNO in French overseas territories

13 Jan 2014

La Poste Caraibes Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) controlled by the French post office, has reportedly launched in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana. According to a number of local press reports, the reseller piggybacks on the network of Orange Caraibe, and pre-paid, non-binding subscriptions offer a flat rate for calls to customers in the three French Caribbean territories and the French mainland. Would-be customers can purchase MVNO packages at one of the 125 post office branches in the region, which are broken down as follows: Guadeloupe (55), Martinique (45) and French Guiana (25).

It is unclear if the MVNO is affiliated to its namesake in mainland France, La Poste Mobile; the reseller launched in May 2011 as a joint venture between Le Groupe La Poste (51%) and telco SFR. SFR lacks a presence in the French Caribbean, although it is active in the territories of Reunion and Mayotte, which are situated in the Indian Ocean.

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Orange Caraibe (Guadeloupe), La Poste Mobile (France), La Poste Caraibes Mobile, Orange Caraibe (French Guiana), Orange Caraibe (Martinique),

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