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A mobile phone operator (also wireless carrier) is a telephone company that provides phone services for mobile phone subscribers. TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company A telephone company (or telco) provides telecommunications services such as telephony and data communications. ... GSM services are a standard collection of applications and features available to mobile phone subscribers all over the world. ...

The process of becoming a mobile phone operator within a country usually begins by acquiring a radio spectrum licence from the Government. The precise spectrum obtained does depend on the type of mobile phone technology the operator intends to deploy. For example, a GSM phone will require a GSM frequency. Radio frequency, or RF, refers to that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in which electromagnetic waves can be generated by alternating current fed to an antenna. ... GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. ... GSM frequency ranges are the radio spectrum frequencies that the GSM system for mobile phones operate under. ...

The Government may allocate spectrum using whichever method it chooses, although the most common methods are a beauty contest, or an auction. Recent allocation of 3G licences in Europe have been sold by auction to the highest bidder. 3G (or 3-G) is short for third-generation mobile telephone technology. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...

Another category of mobile phone operator is emerging in some markets called the Mobile Virtual Network Operator or MVNO. As far as the subscriber is concerned, they seem identical to regular mobile phone operators. The critical difference is that they do not own the underlying network, but lease it instead from another incumbent operator in that country. A Mobile Virtual Network Operator is a company that does not own a licensed frequency spectrum, but resells wireless services under their own brand name, using the network of another mobile phone operator. ...

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The process of becoming a mobile phone operator within a country usually begins by acquiring a radio spectrum licence from the Government.
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