Vodafone New Zealand has acquired VoIP and converged services provider WorldxChange to help bolster its enterprise service portfolio.
WorldxChange provides services to government, corporate and business customers, and also offers fixed and fiber services for high-end residential customers.
Once the merger is complete WorldxChange will become a wholly-owned Vodafone NZ subsidiary, governed by a board consisting of representatives from both companies.
WorldxChange was founded in 1995 and launched New Zealand's first fully-converged IP-based telecom network in 2004. It is one of the largest providers of SIP trunking and hosted IP voice services in the country.
Announcing the deal, Vodafone NZ CEO Russell Stanners said WorldxChange's business model includes capacity for provision automation and self-service.
“This is a really exciting move for us. WorldxChange is a world-class kiwi company specialising in converged unified communications services and its deep experience and 15-year proven history of delivering high-quality innovative solutions is a great complement to our existing business,” he said.
“Our focus is on delivering the best possible solutions to our customers and this deal allows us to enhance our total communications offering.”