Wednesday, 16 September 2020 06:07

Vocus teams up with Optus to offer wholesale mobile solution

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Fibre and network solutions provider Vocus has partnered with Optus Wholesale to launch a wholesale mobile offer for the company's wholesale customers.

Those who take up the new service will have a choice of 3G or 4G voice, data and SMS, mobile broadband and international and value-added services.

Customers will be given white-labelled SIM cards to brand for their end users and there would be monthly integrated billing, Vocus said in a statement.

An additional facility would be access to the Vocus customer portal for SIM and service management and number porting.

Vocus chief executive, Wholesale and International, Mark Callander, claimed coupling the business’ focus on customers along with its partnership with Optus, meant Vocus could bring more innovation and value to the wholesale market.

“Traditionally, the way wholesale mobile services have been offered has been a bit like buying a Model T Ford in the early 1900s – you can have them in any colour as long as it's black,” he said.

“Together with Optus, we’ve worked hard to create a compelling wholesale mobile solution for customers that brings choice, flexibility, value, and more control in how they shape products for their end customers.

“Our wholesale customers know their market and end customers better than anyone, so it makes good sense to give them the freedom to build mobile plans as they need.”

Callander said the company's deal with Optus also had a clear path for accessing 5G services.

“The addition of mobile, including the option for 5G services in the future, is a great complement to the wholesale services we already provide on our national and international fibre network, including our Australia Singapore Cable, and links into global gateways. It enables us to become a simple one-stop-shop for customers,” he said.

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