Argentina’s telecommunications regulator Enacom has awarded Virgin Mobile a license to operate as the country’s first major MVNO, confirming an earlier report. Virgin has been granted permission to operate “fixed line and mobile phone services, with or without its own infrastructure,”. The UK-based company has been given 180 days to submit the required documentation. The only other MNVO currently active in Argentina is “Nuestro”, a small cooperative-run operator which uses the Telecom Argentina network and serves around 30,000 customers.
According to a recent report, Virgin is currently in talks to use Telefonica’s Movistar network, which it already uses to operate in Mexico, Colombia, Chile and, most recently, Peru.