Five years on, Telstra’s defrosted to the idea of wholesaling its 3G service to the likes of Pacnet, Dodo and Internode. According to The Australian, proceedings could kick into action as early as next year.
The article doesn’t go into details — Telstra unsurprisingly reluctant to bare its soul — but it does mention that Telstra’s speedy 3G network is quite the money printer, making up the lion’s share of the $8.1 billion in polymer notes its mobile business has delivered so far this year.
The Oz has a Telstra representative on the record stating that wholesaling its Next G network had always been a possibility, but only at such at time it was “commercially viable”. The slice of the pie offered would also be, at the very least, as good as what other providers currently deliver.
Meanwhile, the big telcos are all thinking beyond 3G…
– Telstra Starts Selling 4G (LTE), But Won’t Reveal Speeds
– Optus Plans LTE For April Next Year
– Vodafone Rails In More LTE Spectrum