Vocus Group Limited, formerly known as Vocus Communications, is an international telecommunications company headquartered in North Sydney, Australia.
Founded by James Spenceley as a wholesale, business, government and consumer telecommunications provider, Vocus owns and manages Australia’s second largest intercapital fibre network. Vocus provides retail, wholesale and corporate telecommunications services across Australia and New Zealand.
Vocus offers data network services such as Internet, dark fibre, IP WAN, unified communications and telephony and cloud services to mid, large and corporate businesses direct and also acts as a wholesaler.
The company owns and operates 18 data centres across Australia and New Zealand and has an onshore network operations centre run by the engineers who built the network.
Vocus acquired Perth-based Amcom in 2015. Vocus merged with M2 Group on 22 February 2016 in a merger worth AU$3.75 billion, before which it reported profits of AU$62.25M. The merger made it Australia’s fourth largest telecommunications company, with 471,000 subscribers.
The company acquired Nextgen Networks for $861 million in October 2016. This allows Vocus access to the National Broadband Network backhaul and infrastructure in Northern Australia serving the offshore gas projects.
Traded as: ASX: VOC (since 2 July 2010)
Industry: Diversified Telecommunication Services
Founded: 2008 by James Spenceley
Headquarters: North Sydney, Australia
Products: Backhaul, Broadband, Cloud, Data centre, Voice
- Switch Utilities
- Vocus Communications
Subsidiaries: Nextgen Networks