Vodafone profile

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Name:  Vodafone New Zealand Limited

Company HQ:  v.nue, 20 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland

Ownership:  Wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc

Market served:  New Zealand


Vodafone NZ Ltd began operation in New Zealand in 1998 as a mobile only telecommunications provider with 138,000 customers. Over the past 15 years we have grown our market base, reaching 2,307,000 million mobile connections at the end of the last financial year, which amounts to 42% of the New Zealand mobile market.

On 12 July 2012 we announced that we were purchasing TelstraClear. On 30 October 2012 the Commerce Commission gave regulatory approval for the purchase and on 1 April 2013, Vodafone became the single brand for the combined business.

Purchasing TelstraClear enables Vodafone to meet the changing needs of our customers. By combining Vodafone's leadership in mobile with TelstraClear's fixed communications expertise we are positioned to innovate, compete and grow, particularly in the emerging world of fibre access. It also strengthens our national presence, particularly in Christchurch.

"This acquisition will allow us to combine our strength in mobile with TelstraClear's strength in fixed communications solutions. It means we can meet customers' constantly evolving communications needs - whether that's mobile services, broadband, pay TV, or sophisticated ICT services - from the Far North to Southland."
Russell Stanners

The acquisition allows us to offer a broader range of total telecommunications capabilities for business customers, including network services such as mobile and fixed voice and data, smartphone and tablet solutions and fast secure networks; and data management services such as hosted PBX and apps, contact centre services, security services, LAN, WAN and data centre services.

The acquisition will enable a richer, better set of fixed solutions for our consumer customers. In addition to our existing services for consumer customers such as mobile voice, TXT and data, and fixed line phone and broadband, we now offer PayTV in Christchurch, Wellington and the Kapiti Coast.

The integration of the two businesses was conducted in two phases. The first phase saw both businesses operate separately, while each sought to understand more about the other. The second phase was to bring both businesses together under the Vodafone brand and a single organisational structure. A key objective for the combined Vodafone/TelstraClear transformation team was to ensure that the new business structure was based on the best of both organisations, so a single new structure, different from that of both previous businesses was created. Structure and appointments shown are those communicated on 26 April 2013.

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Number of permanent employees

Vodafone 1971
TelstraClear 1360
1938 1634 1367

Turnover ($ million)

1,501.5 1,618.7 1,698.4 1,594.9

Profit (after tax) ($ million)

76 175 148.5 121.6

Number of mobile customers (million)

2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5

Number of mobile phone sites

1482 1477 1402



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