Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market $173.10 Billion By 2032, CAGR 8.2%

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Market Size Worth USD 173.10 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 8.2%

The global mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market size is expected to reach USD 173.10 Billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Mobile Virtual Network Operator Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Operational Model (Reseller, Service Provider, Full MVNO); By Service Type; By Subscriber; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are providers of wireless communication services who do not own their networks. Instead, they form alliances with existing mobile network operators (MNOs) to gain wholesale access to their networks. Customers can then purchase voice and data services from MVNOs at retail prices. Network operators are increasingly accepting of MVNOs as a way to increase revenues, consume unused network capacity, and expand their customer base.

The growing demand for wireless services in emerging markets, as well as technological advancements in the smartphone industry, are driving the mobile virtual network operator market. The MVNO market is expected to expand rapidly in the future, owing to factors such as increased mobile broadband speeds and a demand for value-added services. However, lower tariffs and profits are impeding the growth of this market.

Access to an existing customer base, the ability to offer enhanced value propositions, and the prospect of profitable partnerships with existing businesses are all opportunities for players in the global mobile virtual network operator market. MVNOs can provide differentiated value propositions at low prices while also expanding their customer base and geographic reach.

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As consumer’s reliance on mobile devices for communication, entertainment, and productivity grows, so does the demand for efficient and dependable wireless services. MVNOs are an important part of this landscape because they provide wireless services without owning the underlying network infrastructure. Leading market players are introducing innovative products to the market to cater to consumers. Global players are expanding their customer base and strengthening their market presence by entering new markets in developing regions.

Mobile Virtual Network Operator Market Report Highlights

  • In 2023, the full MVNO segment emerged as the dominant segment in the global market because full MVNOs distinguish themselves through greater control over their operations, including network infrastructure, spectrum allocation, and service offerings.
  • The prepaid segment dominated the market in 2023 because the prepaid model provides consumers with greater flexibility and control over their mobile services, allowing them to better manage their usage and expenses.
  • The business or enterprise segment has demonstrated and is expected to maintain its dominance because businesses frequently require changed communication solutions, scalable services, and good connectivity to begin flawless operations.
  • Europe region dominated the market in 2023, with the largest revenue share, due to the region's highly developed telecommunications infrastructure, which provides a favorable environment for the growth of MVNOs.
  • The global key market players include Consumer Cellular, DISH Wireless LLC, Drillisch Telecom, Google Fi, Grover, KDDI Mobile, KORE Wireless, Locus Telecommunications LLC, Mint Mobile LLC, Quebecor, Red Pocket Mobile, T-Mobile International AG, TracFone Wireless Inc, TruConnect, Verizon Wireless Inc, Virgin Mobile, etc.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the mobile virtual network operator market report based on operational model, service type, subscriber, and region:

Mobile Virtual Network Operator, Operational Model Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Full MVNO
  • Reseller
  • Service Provider

Mobile Virtual Network Operator, Service Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Postpaid
  • Prepaid

Mobile Virtual Network Operator, Subscriber Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Business/Enterprise
  • Individual/Residential

Mobile Virtual Network Operator, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Mobile Virtual Network Operator Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size Value in 2024

USD 92.11 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2032

USD 173.10 Billion


8.2% from 2024 – 2032

Base Year


Historical Data

2019 – 2022

Forecast Period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Operational Model, By Service Type, By Subscriber, By Region

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


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