Australia’s Vocus Communications has confirmed that Telstra will continue supplying fixed voice and broadband services to the former’s Commander, Dodo, and iPrimus subsidiaries, while Optus will supply the group with wholesale mobile voice and mobile broadband services, according to ZDNet Australia.
Vocus, which merged with M2 Group in a deal valued at more than AUD3 billion (USD2.3 billion) earlier this year, is understood to have extended its own existing agreement with Telstra, while doing likewise for M2’s long-standing partnership with Optus. With both contracts due to expire in the middle of 2016, the new deals have extended the terms to mid-2019. Values for both of the updated contracts have not been disclosed.
Commenting on the Telstra agreement, Vocus CEO Geoff Horth was cited as saying: ‘We are pleased to build upon our long-standing relationship with Telstra Wholesale, ensuring a strong ongoing competitive market position for our key retail brands.’ Meanwhile, with regards to the Optus contract the executive noted: ‘We are pleased to have concluded this tender process, and to be extending our long-standing relationship with Optus … We look forward to delivering growth in our mobile portfolio on the back of this new partnership.’