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Optus offers 5G mobile services to wholesale partners

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Singtel Optus has become the first to offer access to a 5G mobile service to its wholesale postpaid partners, with the telco announcing on Monday that all mobile virtual network operators who resold its offering could enable and buy its 5G services.

The company said in a statement that this product followed its making 5G home broadband available to its resellers last July.

There are a total of 12 MVNOs who resell Optus postpaid services: 2SG, Acurus, Amaysim Group, Bendigo Telco, BTB, Circles.Life, Commander, Dodo, iPrimus, Moose Mobile, SpinTel, Southern Phone and Vocus.

"We're excited to bring Optus' 5G network to our wholesale partners from today. With superfast speeds, 5G delivers a fantastic experience that opens a whole new world of opportunity for our wholesale partners," said Ben White, Optus managing director, Wholesale, Satellite and Strategy.

"We're committed to bringing new services and additional value to the market that elevates the experience for our wholesale partners' customers. This offer provides our partners with choice and further flexibility to innovate, grow their mobile operations and enable new products, while leveraging Optus' 4G and 5G network capabilities."

Optus said it had more than 900 5G sites switched on and was rolling out in selected areas, with no service as yet in Tasmania or the Northern Territory.

The company added that 5G mobile would be available to select wholesale postpaid partners in line with the Optus 5G rollout and Optus' wholesale contracts, with SpinTel the first wholesale partner to enable 5G.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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