Telecom steals third major mobile contract from Vodafone

Telecom's services division, Gen-i, and the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA) have signed a three-year contract to extend their existing relationship to include Gen-i’s mobility solutions enabled by Telecom’s XT Mobile Network.

The AA's mobile services were previously provided by Vodafone.

The contract is the latest in a string of deals that have seen Gen-i parlay Telecom's new XT network into new business. Historically, Vodafone has held a big market share and revenue lead among big customers. Now, this is being chipped away (read also: Gen-i steals Fonterra's mobile business from Telecom  and Gen-i scores another XT win, stealing Radius from Vodafone).

The AA’s Chief Information Officer, Doug Wilson, said mobility solutions improve the AA’s ability to change and grow its business offerings to meet the changing needs of its 1.2 million members. 

“Partnering with a leading local ICT provider for our mobile solutions was important to us.” 

“Gen-i’s ICT expertise, coupled with the new XT Mobile Network, will help us create converged communications solutions that combine fixed and mobile networks for business efficiencies," Mr Wilson said.

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Funny how Telecon feel the need to jump & down when they score a contract off Vodafone.....

Vodafone recently scored a 13,000 connection deal with Amway - but they don't feel the need to gloat about this, like Telecon do.

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13,000 connections... in NZ! haha. I think not.

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It's not 13,000, far from it!!

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Perhaps Telecoms PR machine is better than Vodafones

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It had better be, because Telecom can't do a thing right lately - advertising, fixed line, broadband, mobile, complying with regulations, industrial or supplier relations... The spin-meisters would be pretty busy IMO.

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including fixed line and mobile voice and mobile broad band its 13,000 connection Greg....Put that in your pipe and smoke it

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It's not a "deal", only a marketing deal as Amway cannot dictate to its members that they "have to" use another Telco - Amway members will make their own individual decisions on who they want to deal with...

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you can't be an Amway IBO without being one of its biggest customers... soap, banking, cars, phones, watches, toys, scents, you name it. And mobile phones in particular.

haven't you had the whiteboard presso yet?

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Still sounds like a glorified "pyramid" scheme...

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"Gen-i steals Fonterra's mobile business from Telecom"

Is it a crime to steal from yourself?

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