Inbox Group has become the first telco aggregator to offer a wholesale channel mobile product using the Telstra mobile network.
The company has launched a set of mobile plans for direct and indirect sale resulting from its existing wholesale agreement with Telstra.
Inabox has an existing wholesale agreement with the country’s largest telco for more than 10 years and a mobile agreement for eight years which was originally for Telstra’s CDMA network.
Inabox CEO, Damien Kay, told ARN the offering will use parts of Telstra’s 3G and 4G mobile networks but is not identical to the product offered by Telstra retail.
“Telstra describes the Telstra Wholesale 4G product as having a maximum download limit of 100 Mbps on 4G across 90 per cent of the population," he said.
"4G devices will achieve typical speeds of 2-50 Mbps on the 4G network. Typical wireless packet data upload speeds on the 4G network are one to 10 Mbps."
The product will be sold through Inabox retail partners and will also be sold direct through the company’s subsidiary, Anittel, adding a mobile solution to its existing IT and telecommunications offerings.
Kay said to be able to deliver a mobile solution with 4G capability wholesale and direct was a vote of confidence from Telstra.
When asked if there were concerns following Telstra’s multiple network outages in 2016, he said he was confident Telstra will do whatever it takes to maintain its reputation for network quality and reliability.
“Offering this mobile product ensures our customers they continue to receive market leading solutions as part of our seamlessly bundled IT and managed communication services,” he added.