He promised that Eftel would continue the Platform Networks business in its current form, saying: "Our priority to release a range of products missing from the current product suite, including mobile telephony and 3G mobile broadband. Platform Networks customers have expressed a demand for these products and Eftel has them ready to go."
He added: "Platform Networks also brings to Eftel a range of data centre services that will enable us to provide to our corporate customers a range of solutions in the rapidly growing cloud based hosting market'¦The scale that the Platform Networks business brings cements our place as one of only a few complete wholesale service providers, which has helped gear us towards ensuring we will be an active player in the NBN world."
Eftel - which has also signed up with NBN Co, as a provider of services in the current mainland trials - was recently the subject of a reverse takeover by ClubTelco, an ISP and telco service provider owned by the founders of Dodo. The deal resulted in ClubTelco shareholders acquiring 76 percent of Eftel shares.
At the time of the acquisition, in April, ClubTelco had around 60,000 services, including ADSL, fixed line telephony, VoIP, mobile broadband and mobile telephony and generated approximately $28m annual turnover, and the transaction doubled the size of Eftel to 120,000 active services and annual turnover in excess of $55m.
Platform Networks is a wholesale only provider of telecoms services, it boasts "We have become the premier provider of wholesale aggregated telecommunications for the Internet service provider, small to medium telco, systems integrator and content provider market spaces."
The company also became infamous as the victim of the 'lone hacker' spectacularly captured, and captured on video, by the Australian Federal Police in what came across as more of an AFP publicity stunt than the apprehending of a major villain.
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