FreedomPop, an MVNO running under Sprint's network, has recently partnered with Dish in order to make free mobile services available in Mexico. The joint venture between the two companies works in a way similar to that offered in other markets. With the partnership, Dish Mexico users will be able to enjoy free voice, data and text services.
According to their agreement, FreedomPop would be in charge of the operational aspects and how to power the service. Meanwhile, Dish will be responsible with providing customer service, distribution, and "local expertise." To get the service off the ground, Dish has promised to provide the capital; an amount that was undisclosed to the public.
Speaking to the public, MVS Comunicaciones CEO and director Ernesto Vargas-Guajardo explained why they chose FreedomPop as their strategic partner in Mexico. Guajardo says that it was because they have witnessed how the MVNO has been able to deliver consumer value to their users consistently in other countries. Judging from this, they were able to conclude that FreedomPop's model works.
As for FreedomPop's part, CEO and co-founder Stephen Stokols believes the model can be used as a blueprint for deals that would be launched in Germany, Italy, Australia, and some Asian markets next year. In doing so, they can make free mobile services a reality for everyone not just in the markets they are currently in. As of this writing, the MVNO has over 1 million subscribers in the U.S., U.K., and Spain.
Dish Mexico is owned by Dish Network and MVS Comunicaciones.
Source: Fierce Wireless