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Our History

A leading independent wholesale network provider in Australia

Since launching in 2007 Partner Wholesale Networks has solidified its place as
Australia’s most innovative Virtual Network Operator (V.N.O.). PWN has enabled organisations or sales professionals, to run their own telecoms companies.

Alex Kontouris and Graeme Kelly have been working as a partnership since 1997. Their foundation telecommunications Service Provider business (Saise Telecom), initially serviced Melbourne, and quickly grew to a national organisation going on to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned service providers. In 2005 Saise Telecom was merged with publicly listed Carrier, Clever Communications Ltd (CVA), and both Alex and Graeme held executive directorships on the board. This business was eventually sold to BigAir Ltd (BGL), Australia’s largest carrier of wireless Ethernet services.

In 2007 Alex and Graeme established a private telecommunications company, servicing whole of business solutions to the SMB and enterprise market place. Solely focusing on business solutions, the group has won awards for it’s entrepreneurial nature, breadth of corporate products and the overall growth of the business featuring in Smart 50, Deloitte Fast 50 (Australia) and Fast 500 (Asia Pacific) and BRW Fast 100.

PWN - A leading independent wholesale network provider


Founded Saise Telecom - SP industry pioneers


Saise Telecom merged with ASX listed Clever Communications
Saise Telecom merged with Clever Communications
Partner Wholesale Networks was formed


Founded Partner Wholesale Networks

2011 & 2012

BRW Fast 100 Finalist
Finalist in BRW Fast 100
UC7 Launched


UC7 Launched


$4 million UC7 Experience Centre opened in South Melbourne
T63 Experience Centre opens in South Melbourne

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