fonYou is a pioneering technology company that develops smart prepay and cloud telephony services for the telecom sector. Our clients are mobile carriers from anywhere in the world and include blue chip companies such as America Movil, Telefonica, KPN or StarHub.
fonYou helps mobile carriers respond to the challenges they face today. Their basic services voice, SMS and data access are becoming a commodity and the prices for these services are going down continuously. Consequently, carriers need to identify and introduce new, value added services to compensate for the losses from their traditional business. fonYou has found the solution to this challenge, both through the services we have developed as well as through the way we work with our carriers clients.
Our business model is to work as an innovation partner, not just as another supplier, and that statement is more than just lip service. Our goal is to build and maintain long-term relationships with our clients by offering a complete end-to-end solution that covers everything from service design to implementation, and from market entry strategy to service evolution. We accompany our clients through all stages of every service provided.
fonYou has offices in Barcelona, Mexico City and San Francisco.
fonYou is a game changing company. Our mission is to be consistently at the forefront of the latest trends and developments in the telecom industry. We want our services to have a lasting, positive effect on the way people use mobile services.
The first time fonYou developed a game changing business concept was between 2006 and 2009, when we designed and developed the “Online Mobile Telephony” model. This business model aims at putting end customers in total control of their mobile phone services, via app-controlled, cloud-based features such as call redirecting, filtering and blocking, visual voicemail, voicemail personalization, online call register, cloud address books and many more. fonYou brought this concept to the market through its own Spanish MVNO in 2009 and has since then signed deals with many carrier clients elsewhere in the world who were interested in providing these services to their end customers.
During the last three years, fonYou developed its second suite of game changing services. fonYou’s Smart Prepay services are changing the usage habits of mobile customers in emerging markets in a significant and lasting way. Whereas these users before were often cut off from communicating because of lack of credit, with fonYou’s services they are enabled and empowered to communicate whenever they want, even without credit.
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fonYou was founded 2006 in Barcelona, Spain as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).
Right from the start fonYou faced fierce competition from the three incumbent network operators as well as other MNVOs on the Spanish market. To be able to be successful in this extremely competitive market fonYou developed a new dedicated business model to lead network innovation and differentiate itself through cloud-centric mobile services.
This approach, called “Online Mobile Telephony”, puts end customers in total control of their mobile phone services, through additional, cloud-based features such as call redirecting, filtering and blocking, visual voicemail, voicemail personalization, online call register, cloud address book and many more.
In 2009 fonYou successfully launched its Cloud Telephony Services as a mobile operator in the Spanish market based on a MVNO agreement with Telefonica.
Following an enthusiastic response to its cloud-based services in its home market, later that year fonYou introduced a technology licensing model for mobile carriers.
This allowed mobile carrier anywhere in the world to offer their customers fonYou’s innovative mobile services. Today fonYou offers its business model, its technology platform OMT-9000 and its end-customer services as a turnkey solution.
fonYou has successfully rolled out its turnkey solution and launched end-customer services to mobile carriers on four continents.
CEO & CTO
Fernando is a passionate technologist whose deep insights into the telecom industry have made him a frequent speaker at conferences and an important reference for fonYou’s clients. As fonYou’s CEO and one of its founders he provides engaged leadership, execution excellence and highest ethic standards to the company. Fernando has more than 25 years of experience from the IT, space and telecom industries. Prior to fonYou he founded Mobile 4 Media, a digital media company, and worked for renowned companies and institutions such as Accenture, DiamondCluster, the European Space Agency and Motorola.
Clemens, one of the founders of fonYou, is a serial entrepreneur in the telecom industry with 18 years of experience working as consultant, banker and C-level executive in more than 20 countries around the globe. He’s very active in Barcelona’s start-up community, has worked as mentor for incubators and has given classes in finance at the University of Vienna. Prior to fonYou, he cofounded NextGen, a consultancy specialized in telecoms, and worked as an employee for Lehman Brothers and One (a mobile operator in Austria).
Albrecht, one of the founders of fonYou, brings 18 years of hands-on experience with mobile carriers to the company. As employee, he participated in the successful service launches of mobile network operators One (Austria) and Orange (Switzerland) and, as entrepreneur, in several launches of MVNOs (mobile virtual network operator). Albrecht’s in-depth understanding of mobile carriers needs make him the ideal contact point for acquiring new business for fonYou and executing client projects. Prior to fonYou, he cofounded NextGen, a consultancy specialized in telecoms.
Chief Product Officer
Pere is both creative as well as highly structured and methodic in his work approach, which is why he is charge both for the design of new services as well as their development and implementation. Pere joined fonYou in 2008 as employee nº 1 and brings with him 17 years of solid experience from both the media as well as the telecom industries. Prior to fonYou he cofounded Mobile 4 Media, a digital media company, and worked for renowned companies and institutions such as Accenture, United Nations and Icon MediaLab.
Pere holds a Masters degree in International Business from the Schulich School of Business (Canada), as well as a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Roberto López Negrete
Managing Director LatAm
Roberto is a seasoned telecom professional with 20 years of experience and an outstanding capacity to understand clients needs and to steer through complex execution projects. Roberto joined fonYou in 2012. Prior to fonYou, he cofounded Concept IT, a telecom infrastructure services provider, and worked for NewTechCom, a South African tower company as well as LCC, a big tower company, and MCI.
Roberto holds a degree in business administration and computer science from the “Tecnológico de Monterrey” University of Mexico City.
GTB Innovation Awards 2012
Winner in the category “Consumer Service Innovation, Virtual Mobile Service Innovation” with the service Segunda Linea Movistar
World Vendor Awards 2012
Winner as best newcomer for 2012
GTB Innovation Awards 2011
Winner in the category “Consumer Service Innovation” with the service MyTools (Cell C)
Red Herring 2010
One of Europe’s 100 most innovative companies.
Mobile Premier Awards 2010
Audience Award in Innovation to the Best Emerging Start-up.
Winner of the 2010 Madrid Pitch Slam; one of the top 100 most innovative start-ups in the world.
Mobile Merit Awards 2010
Winner in the category Mobile Services.
Best mobile service of the year 2009.