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Telstra has acquired UK-based ICT devices and data centre provider Company85 in a deal the telco says will play a part in the growth of its technology services business internationally.

Established in 2010 with headquarters in London, Company85 provides services to UK-based business and government customers including the BBC, NHS, Royal Mail and London City Airport, and international companies AstraZeneca, JP Morgan and Roche.

Christopher Smith, Telstra’s executive director of Business Technology Services, says the acquisition was aligned to Telstra’s strategy to grow its technology services business and would significantly enhance Telstra’s service offering for UK and Europe-based business and government customers.

“Company85’s offering is strongly aligned to the existing suite of technology consulting services we offer our Australian customers, and is consistent with the strategic investments we have made in Australia,” Smith says.

“Importantly, it aligns with our strategy to grow our services business in regions that are key hubs for multinational corporations.

“We see the UK as a key market for our growing technology services business and a strong platform to expand into Europe.”

According to Smith, Company85 is highly regarded in the UK for its consulting and technical expertise, including the “market-leading approach” it has developed for standardising and automating data centre migrations.

“As organisations look to digitise their business, whether it’s to expand into new markets, create new products or improve efficiency, they are increasingly seeking integrated solutions for their network, security and cloud infrastructure, as well as advice on how to implement and manage these.

“Company85’s broad set of consulting capabilities will help us to differentiate our offerings in Europe. We will be able to engage in IT transformation conversations with prospective customers early in the proposal stage, which we believe will help to strengthen our position and create demand for our network services in the region.”

Company85 chief executive Adrian Spink said the combination of Telstra’s network and global reach, with Company85’s technical expertise and strong relationships with chief information officers and chief information security officers at leading organisations, would create growth opportunities.

“Being part of Telstra, we see a tremendous opportunity to reach new customers and accelerate our international expansion.”

Just last month, Telstra announced the launch of its software-defined networking and network virtualisation capabilities, cloud platform and data centres, and global and Australian networks in one integrated and intelligent platform that provides network-as-a-service.


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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