Paris, October 13th, 2016 –
Transatel, the leading European MVNE, is to be the technical enabler behind JIM Mobile and
Mobile Vikings’ transition to Full MVNO status. The two MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network
Operators) are currently part of the Belgian media group MEDIALAAN. Signed a couple of
weeks ago, the agreement was in preparation since February 2016, when the European
Commission cleared the acquisition of mobile network operator Base by Liberty Global.1
Remedies included a commitment to ensure MEDIALAAN could compete effectively as a full
mobile virtual network operator. Based on its experience in launching over 150 MVNOs in
Europe, Transatel was chosen to take on the challenge of establishing MEDIALAAN’s
technical independence and success in delivering mobile telephony services.
Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO: “This project is dear to us, because it feels like a homecoming… We
started our activity in Belgium back in 2002, and were actually, at the time, the first Belgian MVNO! We
were so successful in this country that by 2004, our revenues in Belgium were greater than those
generated in France. After a boom in our development in France and the UK, it feels terrific to be back
with such beautiful perspectives and important players in the market”.