Maxcom, the Mexican communications provider recently awarded its Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) solution and services contract to XIUS, an operating brand of Megasoft Limited, India. Maxcom is expected to launch two new Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Mexico this September. The company will operate both MVNOs on the network of Telcel, Mexico’s most extensive network.
XIUS will provide Maxcom a turnkey solution that comprises of a highly flexible and customizable Mobile Services Platform (MSP) as the central MVNE platform constituting essential core network, OSS & BSS functionalities to enable an independent MVNE construct. Additionally, it will spearhead back-office services and operations required for the qualification and launch of new MVNOs. With deployments across 5 continents, XIUS is best positioned to offer technical support as a managed services model.
According to Alejandro Lombardo, Director of New Technologies, “More than an MVNO, Maxcom will be a MVNA. We will offer technological services to other MVNOs so they can focus on building and commercializing innovative and attractive mobile offers to their target customers”. Maxcom will offer its MVNO customers comprehensive services that include mobile network, billing systems, top-ups, customer care service, logistics solutions and SIM cards among others, through partnerships with various providers.
G V Kumar, Managing Director & CEO of XIUS said, “We are tremendously excited about Maxcom launching two new MVNOs on the Telcel network. XIUS Mobile Services Platform (MSP) will be an apt option for potential MVNOs in Mexico. Our MSP infrastructure and framework that we currently deploy in multiple locations worldwide will enable Maxcom to position itself extremely well by having the flexibility to offer its subscribers targeted services”.
“We selected XIUS as our strategic partner to deploy new and innovative mobile offerings. Proven operational expertise and a robust solution with the ability to rapidly launch multiple new services were key factors in selecting our technology and managed services partner. We are pleased to partner with XIUS and will work with them in delivering a broad spectrum of impactful services for MVNOs and their mobile consumers in Mexico” Alejandro said.
Of the two brands being launched in September this year, one will be owned by Maxcom as part of its quad-play offering while the other will be part of an alliance with supermarket chain Soriana. The MVNO market in Latin America is expected to reach US$1.5bn by 2020 as per an analysis by Ovum. Maxcom itself has a goal of reaching 2mn users in the same timeframe.