MyRepublic targeting MVNO launch in March

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Singapore-based ISP MyRepublic is aiming to launch MVNO services in its home market in March.

The company is building an MVNO platform in the cloud and is currently undergoing testing of the platform, MyRepublic group CEO Malcolm Rodrigues revealed.

“Right now, we're testing it, with the aim of launching it in March. This is all part of our commitment to running a lean, efficient operation and passing on the resulting benefits to our customers,” he said.

The company has previously announced plans to launch MVNO operations in each of its current four operating markets – Singapore, Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand, with plans to extend the platform to Australia and Indonesia by the middle of next year.

Meanwhile MyRepublic revealed it has signed up 60,000 customers in Australia during its first year of offering services over the national broadband network (NBN). The company now accounts for up to 3% of all nbn orders being placed by customers per month.

Rodrigues said the company wants to be able to offer customers affordable 1Gbps speeds over the network. He welcomed NBN Co's recent promotional pricing model decreasing the wholesale cost of 50Mbps access virtual circuits, but said it does not go far enough.

“Any pricing improvement is of course is good. We're not going to say no to any price improvement. We’re proud to have played a part in the improvements being made and in the industry recognizing the importance of speed,” he said.

“[But] everyone deserves reliable, high-speed internet that is always available. Just like any other vital part of Australians' lives, they don’t want to wait for the internet to start working.”

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