Middleware To Die For.

Established in 1999, and now a major player in the Australian telco space, ETel was one of the first service providers to launch in the Australian market.


Customer Success Story

Established in 1999, ETel was one of the first service providers to launch in the Australian market. Following a series of unsatisfactory relationships with other wholesale providers, Etel turned to Inabox 3 years ago. Over the years working with Inabox, the relationship and product profile has grown with Inabox suppling landline, ADSL, ISDN/PSTN and 1300 numbers.

According to James Han, Executive Director of ETel, previously with PacNet and start up, Five Stars Telecom, “Inabox is big enough to compete yet small enough to care.” With more than 10,000 customers Australia wide, ETel has approximately 80 staff with offices in Sydney and Melbourne and a call centre in Taiwan to manage the Chinese tourist market sourcing local mobile communication services for their Australian holidays.

The company plans to continue building on the Asian tourist market and expand into the student-working holiday or studying in Australia market, focussing on Taiwan, Japan and Korea. ETel bills approximately $600,000 per month, equivalent to $7.2 million in revenue per annum.

"Inabox creates a package specific to your requirements and backs it up with a dedicated account manager. They care about our customers as much as we do. I feel like they are an integral part of our team."

James Han

Executive Director - ETel


"Gives you total control over your customer"

Peak Connect - New South Wales

Founder Jeff Peak started Peak Connect in 2014 after having worked for 19 years with Telstra as a telecommunications technician, and now has over 150 customers!


"Saves us time and makes us profitable"

Blue Sky Tel - National

A growing national telco, Telcoinabox is helping blueSkyTel to leveraging the once in a lifetime opportunity of assisting customers with their move to the NBN network.


"Cares about customers as much as we do"

ETel - National

Established in 1999, ETel was one of the first service providers to launch in the Australian market. Now a true success story they have over $7.2 million per year in billing revenue.



We were looking for a business model that provided an ongoing revenue stream, was scalable and not restricted or limited to a specific location. Telcoinabox met all these requirements, however what inspired us to choose Telcoinabox was the passion and commitment that was evident among the team. This holds true today and is a key factor in our continued partnership with Telcoinabox.

Brent O’Shaughnessy , Managing Director - Oracle Telecom

What drives us is the genuine satisfaction we get from solving frustrated customers’ demands. This is an industry where people easily feel frustrated and underserviced. This is the most rewarding part of the business. The residual income is also very appealing, to know what you have built up in one month won’t change the next and you can continually grow from there. We were impressed with Telcoinabox and the way they did business. They provide a good foundation for setting up a business while providing a sense of certainty.

Rich & Steve Boothby , Directors - Switch Telecom

We originally joined the industry because we recognised there was an opportunity to offer better customer service than the large telcos. The nature of the industry has changed considerably since the naughties. What we did back then is chalk and cheese to what we offer today. These days a service provider requires a clear understanding of IP telephony and technology to succeed, as well as add value through excellent customer care. The best thing about Telcoinabox is that the back-office support is rock solid and that the management team has an on eye on your business’ future and where it needs to go.

Barry Ford , Managing Director - Powercom Pacific