Telecommunications retailer and wholesaler AspireTel has, through a subsidiary company, indirectly signed seven local reseller dealerships.
AspireTel CEO Bryan Holmes says he is unable to name the resellers due to confidentiality agreements, but indicated that three are based in Auckland with the others in Christchurch, Wellington and Rotorua.
Holmes also did not wish the sister company to be named, citing confidentiality.
According to director Tania Dixon, resellers will have access to telephony products and services from New Zealand’s most reputable wholesale providers.
“One aspect of our business strategy is to provide wholesale telecommunications services to business customers, including individuals, existing telcos' ISPs, utilities and other large organisations throughout New Zealand. Unlike most wholesalers, we provide the entire retail operational infrastructure from sales and marketing methodologies to accounting and billing software,” she says.
AspirelTel has spent the last year expanding and upgrading its infrastructure, CRM and billing software.
“From a cost perspective our dealers are benefiting from our in-house developed CRM and billing system,” says Dixon.
The company is also in channel talks with a global IT company. Holmes says the deal will be finalised next month.