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Telecom unveils XT wholesale partners
Mon, 10th May 2010
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Further details have been released on last week's news that Telecom had signed three Mobile Virtual Network Operators onto the network.

As we reported last Friday, Digital Island, Telcoinabox and Zintel Cogent will offer 3G mobile services to their customers from July. The announcement marks the first time anyone outside of Telecom can offer their customers 3G mobile services via its WCDMA mobile network.

“The launch of a MVNO on the Telecom WCDMA network is a very significant development in the New Zealand telecommunications market, and is a big step forward in terms of providing New Zealanders with a greater choice in mobile service provider,” said Telecom Wholesale General Manager Marketing, Nick Clarke.

“The launch of Telecom Wholesale’s new mobile service offers Digital Island, Telcoinabox and Zintel Cogent the opportunity to source a full range of the most advanced telecommunications services available in the New Zealand market,” says Clarke.

Telecom said there are considerable growth opportunities for Digital Island, Telcoinabox and Zintel Cogent as a result of becoming MVNOs.

“The Telecom Wholesale MVNO offering has been designed to promote genuine competition in the market by offering simple, competitive pricing that can be tailored to different segments, while also providing the flexibility for service providers to differentiate products from their competitors,” added Clarke.