Kogan.com to launch NBN services
Discount online department store Kogan.com will start selling fixed-line NBN services next year as part of an agreement with mobile provider Vodafone.
The company has an existing partnership with Vodafone Hutchison Australia, which provides the infrastructure for Kogan Mobile, the fastest growing business unit at Kogan.com.
Kogan Mobile contributed 4.2 per cent of the company’s gross profit in the first half of the 2017 financial year, while gross profit within the business unit increased 50 per cent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter.
The agreement broadens and extends the partnership between Kogan and Vodafone for another four years to 2022, with rolling two-year extensions to follow.
“We are proud of the partnership between Kogan.com and Vodafone which represents the coming together of two challenger brands to deliver value and choice for consumers,” said David Shafer, executive director of Kogan.com.
“Kogan Mobile has delivered on its promise to save Aussies money, with tens of thousands of customers already making the switch. With low prices, and an easy-to-use platform, switching to Kogan Mobile is simple.
“Vodafone continues to invest heavily in its network – meaning it is faster and broader than ever, and improving every day,” he said.
Under the agreement, Kogan.com will continue to provide branding and marketing services for its mobile plans and start offering mobile broadband and NBN plans on the Vodafone network.
Vodafone will provide network and customer service support as well as marketing incentives for the launch of the Kogan fixed-line services.
Plan details of the fixed-line NBN services will be released closer to the launch date in 2018.