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Vocus - M2

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.

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' acquisition of Nextgen Networks in June 2016, will seriously lift its position as an infrastructure based telco. The acquisition is the next and perhaps final part of a the company's strategic plan that has also seen his firm expand geographically with the previous acquisition of Amcom and FX Networks, and diversify into the consumer space via its merger with M2.

While the TPG/iiNet merger brought two similar companies together, and as such potentially reduced the number of players in the market, the Vocus/M2 combination brings two different companies together one operating in the business market and one operating in the retail market. This will allow the companies to share resources and attract better deals from the various ICT (wholesale) providers they do business with.

In October 2016 Vocus officially completed $700 million acquisition of Nextgen Networks and its 17,000km fibre network linking major cities and regional centres.

In February 2017 Vocus launched its NBN wholesale aggregation platform to allow other carriers to access the NBNs 121 points of interconnect.


1. Synopsis
2. Vocus
2.1 Financial Results
2.1.1 FY2017
2.1.2 FY2016
2.1.3 FY 2012 - 2015
2.2 Operations Results - FY2016
2.3 Overview
2.4 Company analysis
2.4.1 Vocus lifting competition across the Tasman
2.4.2 Vocus/M2 merger
2.5 Acquisitions / Mergers
2.5.1 Vocus set to Acquire Nextgen
2.5.2 Merger with M2
2.6 Network
2.6.1 NBN
2.7 Recent Developments
2.8 Financial Results
2.9 Data Centres
2.10 Products and Services
3. M2 Communications
3.1 Overview
3.2 Financial results
3.2.1 Six months to December 2015:
3.2.2 FY2015
3.2.3 FY2014
3.2.4 FY2013
3.2.5 FY2012
3.2.6 FY2011
3.3 Services
3.3.1 Fixed-line voice
3.3.2 Mobile
3.3.3 Internet
3.3.4 Energy
3.3.5 Brands
3.4 Products and services
3.4.1 Overview
3.4.2 M2 Consumer and Business (retail)
3.4.3 M2 Wholesale
3.4.4 NBN
3.5 Acquisitions
3.5.1 CallPlus 2015
3.5.2 Unsuccessful Bid for iiNet 2015
3.5.3 Dodo 2013
3.5.4 Eftel 2013
3.5.5 Primus Telecommunications 2012
3.5.6 Time Group 2012
3.5.7 Flextalk 2012
3.5.8 AUSTAR Mobile 2011
3.5.9 Clear Telecoms (M2 Clear) 2011
3.5.10 Bell Networks 2010
3.5.11 Clever Communications 2010
3.5.12 People telecom 2009
3.5.13 Commander assets 2009
3.5.14 Unitel Australia 2008
3.5.15 Orion Telecom 2007
3.5.16 Tenex Communications 2007
3.5.17 Wholesale Communications 2007
3.5.18 Company History
4. Amcom
4.1 Company Overview
4.2 Financial results - historical
4.2.1 Year 2014
4.2.2 Year 2013
4.2.3 Year 2012
4.2.4 Year 2011
4.3 Network
4.4 Acquisitions, alliances and subsidiary companies
4.4.1 Acquisition overview
4.4.2 Amcom acquires IP Systems (IPS)
4.4.3 Amcom acquires L7 IT group
4.4.4 Partnership with BlueFire cloud services
4.4.5 AARNet collaboration
4.4.6 Megaport Acquisition
4.4.7 Subsidiary companies
4.5 Products and services
4.5.1 Divisional overview
4.5.2 Amnet
4.5.3 Data Networks
4.6 Company history
5. Related reports
Table 1 Vocus key financial parameters 2016
Table 2 Vocus - key financial parameters 2012- 2015
Table 3 M2 key financial parameters 2015
Table 4 M2 revenue makeup and annual change 2004 - 2015
Table 5 M2 key financial performance indicators 2004 - 2015
Table 6 M2 key financial parameters 2013 - 2014
Table 7 M2 revenue by segment FY2014
Table 8 M2 revenue by product FY2014
Table 9 M2 key financial parameters 2012 - 2013
Table 10 M2 voice services performance indicators 2013 - 2015
Table 11 M2 mobile services performance indicators 2013 - 2014
Table 12 M2 internet services performance indicators 2013 - 2014
Table 13 M2 energy services performance indicators 2013 - 2014
Table 14 M2's acquisitions 2005 - 2013
Table 15 Amcom operating revenue 2000 - 2014
Table 16 Amcom key financial indicators 2010 - 2014
Table 17 Amcom EPS 2010 - 2014
Table 18 Amcom revenue by service division 2004 - 2013
Table 19 Amcom revenue by service division 2012 - 2014
Table 20 Amcom's acquisitions 2001 - 2014
Chart 1 Overview of Amcom revenue 2000 - 2014
Chart 2 Overview of Amcom key financial indicators 2010 - 2014
Chart 3 Overview of Amcom revenue by service division 2009 - 2013
Exhibit 1 M2 Telecommunications Group Limited (M2) at a glance
Exhibit 2 M2 services and target market by brand
Exhibit 3 Primus Telecommunications Australia at a glance
Exhibit 4 Primus brief company history
Exhibit 5 Amcom Telecommunications Limited (Amcom) at a glance - historical
Exhibit 6 Subsidiary companies
Exhibit 7 Amcom overview of products and services by division

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