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New local mobile operator for Tonga and Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Toko Wireless (Tonga) and WanTok Networks (Vanuatu) form WanTok Pacific Corporation to launch new local mobile operator and provide additional telecom services.

The newly formed WanTok Pacific Corporation (WPC) is launching a dynamic mobile, broadband, and money transfer service for the people of Tonga and Vanuatu. Taking a bold, brave, and fresh approach to telecoms across the Pacific Region, the WanTok offering will allow users to communicate cost-effectively and offer a new way to receive money.

Launching in Tonga and Vanuatu simultaneously, the new service provides a local mobile network, with low-cost calls, chat and SMS locally and overseas, and the ability to add up to four other international mobile numbers.  In addition, there is a new low-cost and easy-to-use remittance/money transfer solution called WanTok Money.

WanTok Mobile will allow users in Tonga and Vanuatu to stay in touch with friends and family across the Pacific Islands to the USA, France, UK and, of course, to Australia and New Zealand.

WanTok Money in partnership with KlickEx Pacific – a trusted money transfer operator is 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 USA will follow shortly.

WanTok Tonga team

Speaking at the launch Mr Dennis Fuapau, Head of Commercial at WanTok Pacific Corporation in Tonga commented: “As the world changes, so do our communication needs. I’m really pleased to be spearheading change for the Pacific’s communications landscape - at the helm of a Pacific island-owned business. As Pacific Islanders, communication is critical to us, we need to ensure that we can stay in touch with family and friends here and abroad.  WanTok will make it, even more, cost-effective for our people to stay in touch. Of this – I am really proud.”

As well as WanTok Mobile and WanTok Money, the new company on 3 September 2021 launched its new brand identity and new broadband plans for consumers and businesses. New services are to follow, including WanTok Beats (music) and WanTok Go (movies).

WanTok Pacific Corporation has a very 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 ‘expensive’ off-island bandwidth now connected.

The company has also become a new member of the GSMA (the global organisation for mobile operators) and has also been issued an IR.21 licence – meaning its mobile number ranges of +676 555 xxxx in Tonga and +678 875 xxxx in Vanuatu are recognised globally.

“This launch is the result of an incredible team working together, and although I can’t thank them all I would like to thank the WanTok team, Digicel, and TCC in Tonga and to say a special thanks for the support and commitment from the Regulator in Tonga – Mr Paula Mau and his team at MEIDECC,” Mr Fuapau said.

WanTok Board Representatives Ross Chapman and Robert Bohn with Brian Winji, TRBR Regulator. 3 September 2021.

Sponsored post by WanTok Pacific Corporation (WPC). Headquartered in Port Vila, Vanuatu, WanTok is an MVNO across the South Pacific region: www.wantokmobile.com, www.wantokmoney.com, www.wanton.vu, www.wantok.to

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