MNF Group (ASX:MNF) subsidiary, Symbio Wholesale, has signed a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with Telstra Wholesale.
The deal means the company can expand its service suite to include 4G and 3G mobile services for business customers looking to offer mobile services to end users.
The company added that it intends to add mobile services to its domestic retail segment by June 2017.
The mobile service will operate on Symbio’s iBoss platform and provide combined 4G and 3G coverage footprint of 98.8 per cent of the Australian population.
“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” MNF Group CEO, Rene Sugo, said.
“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.”
Symbio said its iBoss platform enables new mobile players to go to market in four weeks, and activates SIM cards in seven seconds from order placement.
Telstra Wholesale sales executive director, Glenn Osborne said the iBoss enablement platform has a long history of interoperating with Telstra, and was the the first to onboard with the Telstra wholesale mobile enablement (WME) platform.Symbio is intending to capitalise on the trend of non-telco companies entering into the mobile market such as Virgin, Woolworths, Amaysim, Aldi, Coles, TPG and Red Bull.