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Kogan will launch NBN broadband in 2018



The low-cost retailer will delve into fixed line broadband next year.

Over the years, Kogan has sold everything from USB fans to netbooks to mobile phones to groceries, and from next year, you'll be able to add fixed-line NBN broadband to that list.

Kogan has announced that it will offer broadband services, both mobile over Vodafone's 4G network and fixed line over the NBN in the near future. For the mobile broadband services, it will commence operations in 2017, while you'll have to wait for Kogan-branded NBN until 2018.

Kogan's deal with Vodafone for broadband services sits atop its existing Kogan Mobile telephony plans that also operate on Vodafone's 4G networks. As part of the announcement, Kogan also revealed that it has renewed that partnership deal through to 2022, with rolling 2 year agreements after that time.

What Kogan will be doing here is essentially whitelabelling Vodafone's own mobile broadband and fixed line NBN products, with service and support actually supplied through Vodafone rather than Kogan itself. Vodafone itself is set to debut NBN services at some point this year, but for now all consumers can do is register their interest in Vodafone NBN.

There's no word on precise pricing for Kogan's broadband ambitions as yet, but you can expect it to play in the budget end of the broadband space, with David Shafer, executive director of stating that it would offer "extremely competitive plans" at "incredibly low prices".

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