I got a press release yesterday saying that Telecom NZ has signed Brightstar to distribute mobile, services. This also confirms the network launch for November 2008
TELECOM ANNOUNCES SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIP WITH BRIGHTSTAR CORP
In the lead up to the launch of its new mobile network in November Telecom New Zealand announced today an agreement with Brightstar Corp. to deliver Telecom's mobile devices, supply chain services and improved business intelligence.
Brightstar Corp., headquartered in Miami, is one of the largest wireless device distribution, logistics and supply chain solutions companies globally.
In addition to preparing for the launch of its new mobile network later this year, this agreement reflects Telecom�s desire to enhance its supply chain to maximise choice, access and speed in bringing new products to customers.
Brightstar will now be Telecom's partner of choice for supply chain services. The new relationship will be phased in over the next six months and is expected to be up and running prior to the new network launch in November.
Initially the five year agreement will involve supply of mobile phones as well as services like warehouse operations, product lifecycle management, detailed reporting and stock management.