Optus Wholesale has become the exclusive Australian network partner for European mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), Transatel.
The deal is the first of its kind for Optus Wholesale, representing a major step forward in its internet of things (IoT) product suite.
The three-year agreement will see Transatel expand its network coverage to support its IoT offering and will be using the Optus mobile network to provide inbound data roaming for their Australian customers.
As well as inbound roaming access, Optus Wholesale will also provide operational and business support.
“The agreement between Optus and Transatel provides a foundation for global connectivity in Australia, helping industries and consumers capitalise on the growing IoT market,” said John Castro, acting managing director for Optus Wholesale and Satellite.
Transatel CEO, Jacques Bonifay, said the reach and capability of the Optus network as well as its continued investment, were all significant factors in its decision.
Transatel provides a network-agnostic access for various connected devices, including laptops and tablets through to cars, trucks and industrial machinery. Since its inception in 2000, Transatel has launched more than 170 mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).
In April, Optus Wholesale began offering fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) connections as part of its Residential Broadband over NBN (RBBoNBN) product.
Earlier in the year, it also launched an NBN voice service delivered over Ethernet (EoNBN) called Evolve Voice.
EoNBN supports fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the basement (FTTB) and fibre to the node (FTTN) NBN connections.