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Vocus - M2

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

The Vocus / Merger with M2 creates Australias fourth-largest telecommunications company and the third-largest in New Zealand. 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 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.

However during 2017 Vocus has been struggling. Intense competition has created a challenging business environment and migration activity to the NBN has added additional costs to the business.


1. Synopsis
2. Vocus
2.1 Overview
2.2 Company Strategy Update late 2017
2.3 Company analysis - 2017
2.4 Financial Results
2.4.1 FY2017
2.4.2 FY2016
2.4.3 FY 2012 - 2015
2.5 Q1 FY 2018 - Operational Highlights:
2.6 Operations Results - FY2017
2.7 Acquisitions / Mergers
2.7.1 Vocus Acquires Nextgen
2.7.2 Merger with M2
2.8 Network
2.8.1 NBN
2.8.2 Australia Singapore Cable Project
2.8.3 North West Cable System
2.9 Recent Developments
2.10 Data Centres
2.11 Products and Services
3. M2 Communications Historic Overview
3.1 Overview
3.2 Financial results
3.2.1 Six months to December 2015:
3.2.2 FY2015
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. Nextgen Network Historic Overview
4.1 Company Overview
4.1.1 Background information on company ownership
4.2 NBN - Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP)
4.2.1 Background information
4.3 Network
4.3.1 National
4.3.2 International
4.4 Products and services
4.4.1 Introduction
4.4.2 High-speed internet
4.4.3 Transmission
4.4.4 Data centres
4.4.5 Customised data solutions
4.5 Acquisitions and alliances
4.5.1 Nextgen acquires Silk telecom (Silk)
4.5.2 Partnership with Sydney Teleport Services
4.6 Company history
5. Amcom Historic Overview
5.1 Company Overview
5.2 Financial results - historical
5.2.1 Year 2014
5.3 Network
5.4 Acquisitions, alliances and subsidiary companies
5.4.1 Acquisition overview
5.4.2 Amcom acquires IP Systems (IPS)
5.4.3 Amcom acquires L7 IT group
5.4.4 Partnership with BlueFire cloud services
5.4.5 AARNet collaboration
5.4.6 Megaport Acquisition
5.4.7 Subsidiary companies
5.5 Products and services
5.5.1 Divisional overview
5.5.2 Amnet
5.5.3 Data Networks
5.6 Company history
6. Related reports
Table 1 Vocus - key financial parameters 2012- 2017
Table 2 Vocus Revenue Split by Division 2016 - 2017
Table 3 Vocus Revenue Split by Product 2016 - 2017
Table 4 Vocus key financial parameters 2016
Table 5 Vocus Australia - Consumer Broadband Subscribers 2016 - 2017
Table 6 M2 key financial parameters 2015
Table 7 M2 revenue makeup and annual change 2004 - 2015
Table 8 M2 key financial performance indicators 2004 - 2015
Table 9 M2 voice services performance indicators 2013 - 2015
Table 10 M2 mobile services performance indicators 2013 - 2014
Table 11 M2 internet services performance indicators 2013 - 2014
Table 12 M2 energy services performance indicators 2013 - 2014
Table 13 M2's acquisitions 2005 - 2013
Table 14 Amcom operating revenue 2000 - 2014
Table 15 Amcom key financial indicators 2010 - 2014
Table 16 Amcom EPS 2010 - 2014
Table 17 Amcom revenue by service division 2004 - 2013
Table 18 Amcom revenue by service division 2012 - 2014
Table 19 Amcom's acquisitions 2001 - 2014
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 9 Amcom Telecommunications Limited (Amcom) at a glance - historical
Exhibit 10 Subsidiary companies
Exhibit 11 Amcom overview of products and services by division

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