Spark New Zealand has welcomed new Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MVNO) Bluesky to New Zealand, providing the network and technology enabling the new company to deliver services across the country.
Operating as a regional telecommunications operator providing mobile, broadband, television, and landline services across the Pacific, Bluesky officially launched its new prepaid-only service in New Zealand this week.
Bluesky customers will have the option to top up their mobile online, at a convenience store, or through their church - a unique new distribution option that provides the participating church with the commission for community projects.
“This is an exciting time for Bluesky and it’s about connecting our Pacific people,” says Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro, CEO and President, Bluesky Pacific Group.
“We are a growing Pacific operator, and we want to be the preferred network for Pacific people globally.”
Bluesky is the second operator to offer prepaid MVNO services on the Spark New Zealand network, and Lindsay Cowley, Spark GM Wholesale, Product and International says that this new partnership highlights Spark New Zealand’s commitment to the Pacific.
“Spark New Zealand’s size and scale, our industry knowledge, and our deep-rooted connections to the Pacific put us in the perfect place to help propel innovative new services like Bluesky forward,” Cowley adds.
“We have a tried and true prepaid MVNO platform and they have a unique new approach to service the needs of a market segment - it’s a great combination.”
As an MVNO, Bluesky will rely on Spark New Zealand’s network for connections, but maintain its own sales and service support functions.
“The Bluesky deal is our second prepaid virtual network partnership and the deal is a sign of our intent to look for opportunities in the MVNO market in New Zealand,” Cowley adds.