Pie Networks signals half way mark in NZ Webphone roll out

Webphones replacing traditional pay phones with Internet-enabled services

Pie Networks (ASX:PIE) has announced its roll out of 69 second generation hotspot Webphones in Westfield and AMP shopping centres is 50 per cent complete.

The rollout, begun in late October last year for Westfield shopping centres, was expanded in late November to include AMP Capital shopping centres.

The phones, which replaced existing pay phones, offer traditional pay phone calls with the addition of Internet access, SMS, digital product upload/download, WiFi capability, internet banking access, and pre-paid phone top-ups.

In an ASX statement the company said take up of the service had been encouraging with the Webphone service exceeding expectations in 75 per cent of the network.

The company said it was also in discussions with a number of companies to deliver additional content and services to the network of Webphones in New Zealand.

It added that it was also receiving interest for the Webphones in Australia, South Africa and Mexico.

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