Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, is working with the Singaporean TelcoTech platform company MyRepublic as it looks to expand its offering from home broadband to mobile services. The cloud-based Tata Communications MOVE™ platform helps MyRepublic become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) without having to make any capital investments in its own mobile network infrastructure or service management.
The global MVNO market is expected to be worth US$ 75.25 billion in the next five years, growing at CAGR of 7.4% between 2015 and 2023. MyRepublic looks to capitalise on this growth by becoming Singapore’s first cloud-based MVNO supported by the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform. MyRepublic’s new mobile services are now available locally in Singapore, with plans to launch this offering in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and other countries in the future.
“The MVNO market is consolidating and within the next five years, 80% of existing MVNOs using a traditional ‘thick model’ will struggle in a market that is transitioning to the cloud,” said Dustin Kehoe, Head of Asia Pacific research, GlobalData. “Having critical functions, such OSS/BSS through to many customer-facing applications, or even IoT services, deployed from the cloud provides operators, like MyRepublic, the necessary speed and agility as a challenger. Tata Communications offers a strong carrier to carrier relationship and supports up to 70% of the world’s network operators. This scale enables providers like MyRepublic to enter new markets quickly.”
Through its core network offering and end to end service management such as billing, Tata Communications MOVE™ also enables MyRepublic’s dynamic mobile plan offerings, including Boundless Data. Boundless Data is a key feature which ensures data package continuity at no additional cost for customers even after their pack limit has been reached, addressing it through reduced speeds and provisions of optional full speed booster packs. This will empower customers with better user experience through service continuity, greater control on data usage, and billing transparency.
“People’s insatiable appetite for mobile connectivity anywhere, anytime, means that there are huge opportunities for ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to generate additional revenues from mobile services both in their home market and in new geographies,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Tata Communications. “Yet the resources needed for building and managing your own mobile network, as well as the services on top, is preventing many from taking the plunge. Tata Communications MOVE™ eliminates the cost and complexity of becoming an MVNO, helping ambitious companies like MyRepublic deliver innovative mobile services, anywhere in the world.”
The API-enabled, cloud-based and fully automated Tata Communications MOVE™ platform is integrated with MyRepublic’s business processes, simplifying and accelerating the management of operations such as service activation, launching of new innovative services, new billing plans, special promotions and value-added services. Instead of making costly capital intensive investments in its own mobile network infrastructure, MyRepublic as a lean agile operator, obtains this through Tata Communications MOVE™ platform. MyRepublic can also expand to new geographies easily and rapidly with Tata Communications MOVE™ ecosystem of mobile network PoPs in Asia and globally.
"We have always envisioned bringing our brand of digital-first, worry-free mobile services to the market,” said Malcolm Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer of MyRepublic. “As a platform company ourselves, the software-defined capabilities of Tata Communications MOVE™ was not just aligned with our operational philosophy, but also enabled us to introduce our mobile services in an agile, cost-effective, and scalable manner.”
Tata Communications MOVE™ is part of the company’s aim of creating truly borderless mobile experiences for people and things. It is underpinned by Tata Communications’ relationships in the world’s mobile ecosystem and its global network, which today connects 4 out of 5 mobile subscribers and carries over 25% of the world’s Internet routes.