Toko Wireless (Tonga) and WanTok Networks (Vanuatu) have announced the formation of WanTok Pacific Corporation, a company that will launch a new local mobile operator and, it says, provide a full suite of additional telecom services.
Launching in Tonga and Vanuatu simultaneously, the new service provides a mobile network called WanTok Mobile.
x-Mobility, the enabler of digital MVNOs, has supplied the AppVNO service that is powering WanTok Mobile’s launch. Using x-Mobility’s digital MVNO service, WanTok Mobile can provide an ‘over-the-top’ mobile network, with customers subscribing to WanTok Mobile numbers and utilising their existing data and Wi-Fi connections to make low-cost mobile calls, chat and SMS.
But that’s not all the new service is offering. There is also a new remittance/money transfer solution. WanTok Money, in partnership with money transfer operator KlickEx Pacific, is described as a safe and transparent digital payment ecosystem that allows users in Australia and New Zealand to send, save and receive money into Tonga and Vanuatu. Sending money from the US will follow shortly.
The new company has also launched its new brand identity and new broadband plans for consumers and businesses. New services to follow include WanTok Beats (music) and WanTok Go (movies).
WanTok Pacific Corporation says it has an experienced senior management team on board that will also look to expand and invest across the whole Pacific region.
Current investments have seen state-of-the-art infrastructure upgraded and put in place, with new cell towers built in Nuku’alofa and off-island bandwidth now connected. The company has also become a new member of the GSMA.