XIUS, Hebitel join hands to tap MVNO market in India

India smartphone market
XIUS, a supplier of telecom and mobile payments technology, and Hebitel, a provider of MVNO management consulting services, announced a partnership to assist companies to launch mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in India.

XIUS will provide the technology and integration expertise, while Hebitel will provide personnel and services that include license application, market identification and business planning, interim staff and launch activities.

IDC forecasts total mobile services revenue in India to reach $37 Billion in 2017. If Indian MVNOs are successful in following European experience, the market could represent a $4 billion opportunity very quickly.

Paul Nicholas, managing director of Hebitel, said: “Across the world we see very successful MVNOs targeting youth, roaming markets, international calling and others. With the immense scale of the Indian market we know that many niche services will spell huge success for our MVNO clients.”

GV Kumar, CEO of XIUS, said: “Our Mobile Services Platform (MSP) manages more than 350 million phone calls a day.”