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Sumo partners with Optus on launch of telco services

Sumo partners with Optus on launch of telco services Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

Optus Wholesale has sealed a three-year agreement with Australian-based gas and electricity retailer Sumo, for a range of telco products which will allow Sumo to offer NBN and broadband services to eligible households and small businesses.

Under the agreement, Sumo will introduce a “whole of house” offering which bundles Internet, telephone, gas and electricity for the home owners or small business operators.

In turn, Optus Wholesale will provide Sumo with residential broadband services over NBN, mobile broadband and home wireless broadband.

The agreement follows a move by energy provider Origin who started offering NBN broadband services on Optus’ network last week, along with Amaysim and Dodo Internet-energy bundling space.

“Our agreement with Optus means Sumo customers now have flexible and affordable Sumo branded internet options loaded with data,” said Sumo chief executive Paul Cullinan.

“Even better, Sumo’s Internet packages are delivered to customers with month-to-month plans and no set-up fees. It couldn’t be simpler.”

Optus wholesale and satellite acting managing director John Casto said the partnership with Sumo “strengthens Sumo’s position in the competitive utility market by adding telco services to their mix – delivering even more to their value-seeking customers”.

“Sumo’s product offerings are well-placed for a customer segment who want simplicity and want to save on their household expenses."

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