CallPlus hopes to expand services with Attica purchase

Local telecommunications company CallPlus has bought 51% of fledgling company Attica Communications. Set up in June last year, Attica supplies frame-relay and digital-data networks. It has built a nationwide network based on technology from Newbridge Networks.

Local telecommunications company CallPlus has bought 51% of fledgling company Attica Communications.

Set up in June last year, Attica supplies frame-relay and digital-data networks. It has built a nationwide network based on technology from Newbridge Networks.

CallPlus is a New Zealand-owned telecommunications company which was established in late 1996. It specialises in the small to medium-sized business voice market.

Attica managing director Wayne Toddun says he sold the majority share "because while our focus has been on data services to date, we're looking to expand our Internet range and between ourselves and CallPlus we can deliver it all".

Toddun says Attica will remain a separate company, but will have access to CallPlus' customer service, operations and technical staff. Both companies say they will now be able to offer a fuller range of services. Attica will be able to provide voice calls to customers and CallPlus is confident it will be able to include data services.

"Attica's specialisation in providing solutions to the business community fits well with our ambition to provide our customers with fully integrated voice, data, image and Internet services," says CallPlus chief executive Malcolm Dick.

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