Telco service provider, M2 Telecommunications, has become the first National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesale customer through Telstra.
The telco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Cross Telco. It is heavily focused on the business market but does have a number of residential customers in the books.
The company has had a long relationship with Telstra.
M2 connected its first residential customers in Armidale, one of the NBN’s first five mainland trial sites.
It plans to continue connecting premises that fall within the NBN trial footprint and as the network is commercially switched on later this year.
This has been made possible through a wholesale aggregation alliance with Telstra Wholesale.
“We are pleased to be the first wholesale customer connected to the NBN through Telstra Wholesale,” M2 managing director, Vaughan Bowen, said in a statement.
He said the company’s early involvement in the mainland trials will help it gain experience in connecting and supporting customers on the NBN.
Armidale and Kiama in NSW, Wilunga in SA, Townsville in Queensland and Brunswick in Victoria were announced as the first stage mainland trial sites in March.
More to follow.