Australian wholesale telecommunications provider Symbio Wholesale today announced it has secured a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with Telstra Wholesale. Symbio and parent company MNF Group can now expand its service suite to include 4G and 3G mobile services to deliver a complete communications solution.
The mobile service will operate on Symbio’sproprietary iBoss enablement platform, and will provide a 4G coverage footprint of 95% and a combined 4G and 3G coverage footprint of 98.8% of the Australian population, together covering 1.59 million square kilometres.
“With more consumers bypassing the NBN and turning to ‘mobile-only’ as the alternative, we wanted to offer Symbio customers a go to market solution for reaching this growing consumer segment” said Rene Sugo, CEO of parent company MNF Group. “For us, it’s not just about selling the services. Our iBoss mobile enablement platform provides the deep integration, automation and self-service capabilities to deliver a truly value-added solution that new market entrants are looking for.”
As an example of its powerful capabilities, the iBoss platform enables new mobile players to go to market in just 4 weeks, and activates SIM cards in only 7 seconds from order placement. This is revolutionary in an industry where typical launch times run into several months or even years.
Telstra Wholesale Executive Director, Sales – Glenn Osborne said “We are looking forward to the success of our MVNO agreement with the MNF Group. The iBoss enablement platform has a long history interoperating with Telstra, being the first to onboard with the Telstra WME platform.”
Globally in the mobile market, there is already an evident trend for non-telecoms brands to launch mobile service brand extensions. From supermarket chains to football clubs, many brands have achieved success in the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market. Leveraging this trend, Symbio Wholesale can now empower companies to launch mobile service brand extensions in Australia to increase customer engagement and revenue.
About Symbio Wholesale
Symbio operates a smart, API-driven national communications networks and delivers wholesale carriage and managed services to the telecommunications industry, providing network operators proven IP communications solutions and the ability to scale and evolve to make the most of this fast-growing market. Services include call termination and origination, number porting and hosting, hosted SIP end-points, SIP Trunks and MVNO. Symbio also delivers wholesale aggregation and OSS/BSS enablement via its feature-rich iBoss platform.
Symbio was incorporated in 2002 and as of 2012 is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MNF Group (ASX:MNF).
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