[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Virgin Mobile has chosen ASX-listed Telemedia as a partner for its Cable & Wireless Optus JV launch on the Australian market this year.
Under the agreement, Virgin Mobile Australia will invest more than $8 million (US $5 million) over five years, with Telemedia Networks International supplying pre and post paid mobile switching infrastructure.
Chief executive of Telemedia, Chris Jones, said a successful partnership with Virgin Mobile in Australia could be the first step to a global supplier link between his company and Virgin, which plans to take Virgin Mobile to 30 carriers around the world, following its successful launch in Britain last November.
“By installing Telemedia’s range of enhanced service platforms, Virgin Mobile will be able to seamlessly integrate our software into its new networks,” Jones said. “As they roll out their consumer brand around the world, taking Virgin Mobile into key telecom and internet markets, we aim to be alongside assisting them achieve their vision.”
Jones said with Telemedia’s global reach now stretching across 35 countries in six continents, his company is ideally placed to support Virgin Mobile in its plans to expand worldwide.
“Customers in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and South America are already enthusiastic about the open design of Telemedia’s software which they can integrate into their existing systems from day one,” he said.
Telemedia has 140 installations across 69 telecom service providers in 37 countries. It also provides 24 hour support.