who we are
what we do
who is this for
Where we came from
The New Zealand telecommunications market has been a duopoly for landline with Telecom NZ and TelstraClear, for mobile Telecom NZ and Vodafone resulting in Telecom NZ dominating with >70% market share resulting in higher prices for telecommunication services.
April 1989 - Telecommunications Deregulation
April 2007 - Implementation of Number Portability, where you can take your phone mobile number to another provider
August 2007 - Initial carrier meetings to assess the NZ market
March 2008 - Telecom NZ Operational separation
October 2008 - Telcoinabox signs carrier supply agreements
January 2009 - CEO appointed - Shannon Fisher
February 2009 - First Franchisee signed
April 2009 - Wellington Office opens
April 2009 - First employee – Zachery Crofts
May 2009 - Telcoinabox NZ opens for business
June 2009 - First Franchisee training
July 2009 - Telcoinabox launches with its first marketing campaign
August 2009 - First franchise & business opportunity expo
February 2010 - Product launch - Broadband & Dial-up internet
May 2010 - Telcoinabox NZ signs mobile deal with Telecom
Great ideas start in the unlikeliest places. Conversations in the lift, for example. In 2001, our other two key players, Morgan Duncan and Alex Wolfenden, each running successful IT and Recruitment companies in the same building as Universal Telecom, were intrigued when they met Damian and Damien. They liked hearing about 'expanding opportunities' and 'limitless potential of telco in Australia.' Not shy about introductions, these four entrepreneurs soon found common ground with the mission to develop a groundbreaking idea and business model.
Where are we now?
As a company selected for the BRW Fast 100 in October 2007, we've lived up to that profile and surpassed it.