Truphone Launching in Spain By Year’s End, “Exploring” China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore
The end of last month saw Truphone’s expansion into Hong Kong, Poland, and Germany, making them the fifth, sixth, and seventh regions of expansion, respectively, after the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, which launched earlier this year.
In a Q&A with WSJ, Truphone Senior Vice President Alex Ip talked about the company’s expansion and some of the markets it plans to conquer next.
While Truphone has only recently started expanding its mobile network after the initial launch in 2006, the expansion has been progressing rapidly. The company will be launching local numbers in Spain by the end of the year. As for Asia, Hong Kong looks like it could be just the beginning of a much broader Asian expansion:
In the Asian Pacific region, we are now in Australia and Hong Kong. Our customers frequently ask if we do business in China. So mainland China is obviously a very big focus for us.
Ip also stated that Truphone is also “exploring” the eventual release of Truphone SIM in South Korea, Japan and Singapore, though no specific launch dates were given.