Orcon delays MVNO launch again

31 Mar 2008

New Zealand internet service provider (ISP) Orcon has postponed its planned launch as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), saying it has been unable to reach an agreement over number porting with its network partner, Vodafone. Orcon, which is part of the state-owned telecoms group Kordia, had originally planned to launch its mobile resale services last October, but then put the date back to February. The ISP’s chief executive Scott Bartlett has told The Dominion Post that a move into the country’s cellular market ‘is completely impossible right now’. Vodafone says its number portability system is industry standard and has been accepted by its other MVNO partners.

New Zealand, Kordia, Vodafone New Zealand