GOTalk goes Trans Tasman with D-Link partnership

GOTalk goes Trans Tasman with D-Link partnership

After major regional expansions, VoIP service provider, GOTalk, has partnered with network supplier D-link in a push to enter the New Zealand market.

GOTalk CEO, Steve Picton said that the partnership would fast track the company's entry into corporate relationships within NZ that otherwise would have taken considerable time to establish.

"Traditionally New Zealand consumers are early adopters of technology, very much like Australia," he said. "The competitive landscape is very different in New Zealand, as we will be one of two or three mainstream providers who are coming out and giving broadband voice a go."

The expansion into the NZ market comes on the cusp of GOtalk's all-state metropolitan and regional VoIP expansion through Australia.

The VoIP provider had successfully rolled out service to over 220 geographic areas across Australia since beginning expansion plans in December, and had the potential to roll out even more as market demands dictate, Picton said.

Since launching in June of last year, the telco has attracted more than 2000 fee paying customers. But with the new retail possibilities offered through D-Link's network, Picton expects the number of subscribers to quadruple over the next 12 months.

The partnership has already allowed GOtalk to rollout its product range to 100 Dick Smith stores and to expand operations through every Harvey Norman retailer in the country.

"We want to take VoIP out of the technology field and into the national consumer space," Picton said. "Our expansion through Harvey Norman's national network, Dick Smith and the channel will allow us to do this."

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