The differences between Light and Full MVNOs

There are 2 main categories of MVNOs : Light MVNOs and Full MVNOs.

The big difference between Light and Full MVNOs lies in the dependence/independence from the ‘’host’’ MNO.

Light MVNOs have no infrastructure. They are tied to the MNO for all their services and products except for marketing, sales and distribution.

Full MVNOs have their own infrastructure (core network) + their own OSS/BSS platform (back office to manage all their services). They have a full control over their services.

There are also different types of Full MVNOs and OSS/BSS platforms depending on which elements they own.