Anittel presently resells Telstra fixed line services and for mobile operates as a Telstra dealership. However Kazacos is hopeful that, at some stage Telstra will offer wholesale access to its mobile network, but says this is not based on any indication of such from Telstra.
Following the acquisition of Anittel, Steve McAllister, executive director of Telstra Business, will become a Hostech director.
Anittel also resells Telstra's T-Suite hosted Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and CRM applications and the equivalent offering from Microsoft, BPOS. For remote desktop management it uses Kaseya.
One the merger goes ahead the combined entity will have 270 staff, 15 offices around Australia and "thousands of customers" (Kazacos would not be more precise.)
The deal will leave Kazacos and the other Anittel shareholders with a "significant" shareholding in Hostech. He won't say exactly how much ahead of the shareholders' meeting but says it will not be a majority shareholding.
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