Anyone Can Be A Carrier… But It Doesn't Mean They'll Be Any Good

We’ve written in the past about the fact that anyone can become a telecom company these days thanks to network owners being willing to offer up their network for virtual providers. While plenty of odd companies seem to be jumping into the space, it’s worth remembering that just because you can become a carrier, it doesn’t mean you’ll be any good at it. In terms of technology, most virtual network operators don’t have much to differentiate themselves. For the most part, they just have marketing skill or tie-ins with other offerings. However, the core of what they’re offering is really no different than what everyone else is offering — and without control of the actual network, the virtual provider is completely at the mercy of the network owner, even if they do something the virtual provider doesn’t want.

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