Press release: BT partners with Asnet Technologies to provide Unified Communications services to New Zealand customers

DC15-025 (17 February 2015)

BT One Collaborate portfolio will enable Asnet Technologies’ customers to collaborate more effectively and save money, time and CO2 emissions.

BT today announced a partnership with Asnet Technologies Ltd (ATL), the largest independent audio and video conferencing provider in New Zealand to offer a range of conferencing services from the BT One Collaborate Portfolio to new and existing customers based in New Zealand.

The BT One Collaborate portfolio offers conferencing services that are predominantly cloud-based and delivered globally. For BT MeetMe audio conferencing, global access numbers are available in more than 50 countries around the world. These numbers give users the convenience of dialling into conference calls using an international toll free, domestic toll free or local dial-in number, avoiding international long distance charges.

BT and ATL will work together to upgrade ATL’s infrastructure and provide this feature rich audio conferencing service with global access numbers for connectivity in and out of New Zealand. The co-operation will benefit both parties by allowing BT services to be deployed within a larger number of organisations based in New Zealand, while providing ATL with the tools to offer a top quality experience to its own customers.

Kevin Taylor, president, BT Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) said, “We are delighted to work with Asnet Technologies to bring a superb collaboration experience to their customers. Our BT One Collaborate portfolio will help ATL’s customers achieve increased agility, faster decision making and improved productivity through enhanced collaboration with their customers, partners and amongst colleagues.”

Eric Greenop, Managing Director of Asnet Technologies Ltd, says: “Through our partnership with BT Global Services, we will improve our customers’ experience in audio conferencing. Leveraging our partner’s impressive global reach and capabilities, we’re confident this partnership will allow us to expand our client base while building on existing relationships.”

ATL is regarded as New Zealand's market leading real-time video and voice communications specialist, serving the private and government sectors, with a focus on the healthcare and education industries.

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group’s reported revenue was £18,287m with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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About Asnet Technologies Ltd (ATL)

Established for more than 15 years, Asnet Technologies is New Zealand’s leading independent specialist video and audio conferencing services company and proudly serves government and commercial customers both domestically and internationally, and includes operating the largest cloud video network in New Zealand.

ATL offers audio conferencing and video conferencing in New Zealand nationwide, designing, installing, maintaining and managing services from its offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Since 2013, ATL has been selected as the exclusive Global Presence Alliance member in New Zealand.

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For further information

Alan Ball, Head of Global PR and Suzanne Masterton, Head of UK PR