Beeline plans to enter the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)market. This was reported by Vedomosti with reference to the statement of employees of two communication companies. The project will be a new separate business area and will be similar to the MVNO factory that has been operating in Tele2 since 2016.
Beeline's official representative did not deny the plans for the development of the MVNO business. He noted that the company is ready to consider interesting partnership proposals in this area. Market participants associate Beeline's interest in MVNO with an attempt to stabilize and expand the dwindling subscriber base.
Currently, more than 20 virtual operators operate on the Tele2 network, serving 2.8 million subscribers by the end of 2020.
According to TMT Consulting estimates, in 2020 the total number of MVNO users in Russia exceeded 11 million, which is about 4% of the total number of mobile users.