Menu
Inside the expanded line-up of NZ TaaS providers

Inside the expanded line-up of NZ TaaS providers

Managed security suppliers dominate new additions to the Government's Telecommunications-as-a-Service panel

Big names and small feature in list of new TaaS providers

Big names and small feature in list of new TaaS providers

The list of suppliers appointed to provide telecommunications services to New Zealand Government has been expanded, with 12 more channel partners recruited in 2018.

Reseller News requested a complete list of additions, subtractions and changes to the open panel, which is periodically updated.

Spanning more than 200 government agencies, the Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS) panel covers four service categories, including: communications, connectivity, contact centre and managed security.

The panel’s biggest boost comes in the supply of managed security services, with six of the new suppliers offering managed security, five delivering communications services and three offering connectivity capabilities.

The complete list of new suppliers and their supply categories is:

Since the turn of the year, 12 new businesses have joined the panel and some existing suppliers have expanded service offerings, with 66 per cent of suppliers on the expanded panel based in New Zealand.

“This is a great example of how we’ve engaged the market and connected it with agency needs, all the while growing and supporting local talent,” Department of Internal Affairs general manager commercial strategy and delivery, Chris Webb, said.

No suppliers were dropped from the panel and perhaps the most interesting new addition was that of Vocus, which entered the panel through a deal with Datacom.

As reported by Reseller News, Vocus Communications will provide the WAN, cloud connectivity and secure access, while Datacom will offer LAN, Wi-Fi and service desk capabilities.

Launched in November 2015, 12 providers were initially selected to provide telecommunications and managed security services, with the the all-of-government contract expected to save taxpayers at least $20 - $30 million within the first two years.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags contact centrecommunicationsCanonVocusconnectivitycall centreipfxmanged security serviceTaaS

Brand Post

Featured

Slideshows

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

A Kumeu, Auckland, winery was the venue for a Malwarebytes event for partner and prospect MSPs - with some straight shooting on the side. The half-day getaway, which featured an archery competition, lunch and wine-tasting aimed at bringing Malwarebytes' local New Zealand and top and prospective MSP partners together to celebrate recent local successes, and discuss the current state of malware in New Zealand. This was also a unique opportunity for local MSPs to learn about how they can get the most out of Malwarebytes' MSP program and offering, as more Kiwi businesses are targeted by malware.

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects
EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

Partners, vendors and distributors reconnected during a number of social gatherings during EDGE 2019. The first evening saw the channel congregate for a welcome party at the Hamilton Island yacht club, while the main poolside proved to be the perfect stop for a barbecue on the final night.

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking
Show Comments