Telecommunications wholesaler Telcoinabox is the latest company to sign with Telecom Wholesale to become the first mobile virtual network aggregator of the W-CDMA network.
It joins Zintel Cogent and Digital Island who have entered mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreements with the company. They can start offering mobile services to customers from July.
Zintel executive director Paul Connell says it is now able to offer the full range of telecommunications offerings including design, business telephone systems, applications, service and support together with connectivity including fixed lines, mobile and data.
The three year deal means Telcoinabox can wholesale mobile voice and data services on the W-CDMA network. It is forecast to generate $30 million in revenue over the next three years.
Telcoinabox NZ CEO Shannon Fisher says it has seen strong growth in mobile data and voice with mobile substitution for landlines.
“With an expected growth in excess of $400 million over the next two years this makes mobile a key product for our service provider’s success.”
He adds that the deal is expected to appeal to SMEs, associations and unions, resellers and corporations that see the potential in offering telecommunication packages under their own brands to existing customers.
Telecom Wholesale marketing general manager Nick Clarke says it hopes to broaden the availability of the W-CDMA network to more markets.
"There are considerable growth opportunities for Digital Island, Telcoinabox and Zintel Cogent as a result of becoming MVNOs. They will be able to build a closer relationship with existing customers and attract new customers by offering them a tailored full suite of services – including mobile, broadband, data and calling."