Optus Signs NBN Aggregation Deal With Exetel
The deal sees Optus extend its 10-year wholesale relationship with Exetel, and follows an exclusive three-year 4G wholesale mobile deal signed with Exetel in May.
Optus is providing Exetel with wholesale aggregation access to all NBN POIs (points of interconnect) and access technologies via its residential broadband over NBN product, which it states “allows customers to enter the NBN market quickly, and gain full access to the NBN footprint with carrier-grade backhaul without heavy capital investment”.
Optus Wholesale provides Exetel with ULL, mobile, NBN, TAS (total access services) and corporate data services.
“Through our relationship, we are able to provide Exetel with a platform to market nationally,” Rob Parcell, Optus Wholesale, Satellite and SMB managing director, commented. “We see Exetel as a key partner and look forward to a continued relationship with them.”
Exetel CEO Richard Purdy described the deal “an important stepping stone” towards Extel realising its “aggressive NBN growth targets”.
“We look forward to working with Optus as they help us keep our NBN pricing amongst the most competitive in the market,” Purdy commented.