Vocus is an Australian based telecommunications provider with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Its services include co-location, internet, voice, fibre and ethernet services. Vocus merged with M2 Communications in 2016 and acquired Amcom in 2015, a second-tier telecommunications carrier providing fibre, cloud services, IP voice solutions, broadband, data centre, and internet services to corporate and government.
Vocus' core business centres around its carrier-grade fibre network. Services include dark fibre access, data centre services, IP Transit, Ethernet, wholesale DSL, wholesale voice and internet peering.
Established in 1999 and listed on the ASX in 2004, M2 Telecommunications Group Limited is Australia's largest independent provider of fixed-line, mobile and data telecommunications services.
The Vocus / Merger with M2 creates Australias fourth-largest telecommunications company and the third-largest in New Zealand. It sees a welcome strengthening of the competitive environment in Australia. The telecoms market has developed more and more into a utilities market, and in such markets size matters. It will allow the combined entity to be more efficient and more effective. The financial results of the telcos now all depend on who is the most cost-effective. They are both entrepreneurial companies and so they will be able to bring innovative new products and services to the market at attractive prices.
Vocus replaces the M2 retail branding in the marketplace, while M2's customer-facing brands of Dodo, Commander, engin and iPrimus are kept under the new Vocus corporate umbrella. The M2 Wholesale brand has also been kept along with CallPlus which operates in New Zealand.