Apple is in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator
(MVNO) service in the US and Europe, Business Insider has learned.
Sources close to Apple say the company is privately trialling an
MVNO service in the US but is also in talks with telecoms
companies in Europe about bringing the service there too. […]
There is no guarantee Apple’s service will launch beyond a test
phase, and if it does, it will not roll out anytime soon. Telecoms
sources say Apple is looking long-term with its MVNO and could
take at least five years to fully launch the service. Apple has
been in talks with telecoms companies for years over its MVNO
plans, those sources say, adding that it’s an “open secret” among
carriers that a virtual Apple network is on the way.