Pacific Internet and Southern Cross bundle Internet/telco services

Proving ISP giants Telstra and Optus aren’t the only ones with the ability to offer their customers a combined telecommunications and Internet access package, Southern Cross Telco (SCT) has announced a new alliance with ISP Pacific Internet to provide bundled phone and Internet services to its customers in rural and regional Australia.

The deal with Pacific Internet will see SCT re-sell the ISP’s business and home broadband and dial-up Internet services to its 20,000 fixed line and mobile small business customers.

SCT managing director John Lawrence said the partnership allows SCT to expand its focus on offering end-to-end solutions to the business market.

“Our entry into the Internet market with Pacific Internet as a partner is an exciting new initiative for the company,” he said. “By focusing on what both organisations do well, we are able to deliver the best outcomes for our customers.”

Pacific Internet’s Dennis Muscat echoed Lawrence’s sentiments, adding that the alliance will “bring more choice to regional Australia and an affordable alternative to the existing small business solutions offered by tier-one telcos”.

Muscat said SCT customers will receive two separate bills for the services. Pacific Internet will bill customers directly for broadband and dial-up Internet services, while SCT will bill its customers for mobile and fixed line services.

“As volumes increase, we will look at a single co-branded bill for the customer,” he said.

Prices charged for Internet access for SCT customers will be the same as Pacific Internet’s regular rates, with SCT earning a dealer commission from the ISP for each bundle sold.

Muscat said the ISP will “definitely” consider partnering with other telcos like SCT “that share a similar philosophy and approach to market as Pacific Internet”.

SCT defines itself as a “switchless reseller” of fixed line services and CDMA mobile. As well as the new partnership with Pacific Internet, the telco says it will also be reselling Telstra’s GSM service from October this year.

The new bundled solutions are available to SCT customers now.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Nadia Cameron

Nadia Cameron

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?