Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Telecom Hub Open For Business

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

2 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Telecom today announces the launch of its suite of online services for small businesses.

The Telecom Business Hub ( will provide New Zealand's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a one-stop shop to find, try and buy business grade communications and online services.

The new services include proactive monitoring and support of PCs and servers, small business email services, and call management solutions that ensure SMEs never miss a customer opportunity.

The Business Hub also offers website hosting packages, domain name registration and easy website design tools to help SMEs maximise their online presence.

New broadband plans specifically tailored for SMEs are available, and include business-grade wireless modems from partner 2Wire®, as well as a dedicated broadband service centre to help SMEs keep connected to their online world.

New Zealand is predominantly a nation of small business, with almost half a million enterprises according to latest Ministry of Economic Development data.

"Those half a million SMEs want and need the IT solutions that previously were really only available to large corporates - and that's what we'll be providing with the Telecom Business Hub," says Head of Business Marketing, Victoria Crone.

"Through the process of developing the Telecom Business Hub we have worked with over 100 SMEs, we've asked them what works for them, and what doesn't, and we've taken all of their suggestions on board.

"SMEs contribute almost 40 percent to the value-added output of New Zealand's economy each year, and Telecom wants to contribute to that output by enabling SMEs to make the most of their online and broadband activity," says Ms Crone.

This week's launch of the Telecom Business Hub is only the start, over the coming months Telecom will deliver more products and services including online backup and security, mobile PBX solutions, unified communications and Software as a Service (SaaS) offers.


As well as all of Telecom's existing calling, mobile and online products and plans, the new IT services available on include:

Computer Care - expert technicians from Technicare® who proactively monitor the health of SME's computers and servers from $19.95 + GST per month.

Website Hosting Packages - everything SMEs need to get their website up and running, help keep it safe and easily manage it for themselves for less than $15 + GST per month.

Domain Name Registration - creates an online presence and identity making it easier for SMEs to get themselves recognised.

Website Design - SMEs can build their own website with Telecom's EasySite® tool, or we can build a website for them by one of our professional website designers.

SmartCall - all calls made to a business desk phone will ring both on a selected mobile phone and desk phone at the same time, helping SMEs to never miss a valuable customer opportunity.

Business Mail - an email service (hosted on a Microsoft Exchange®) to give SMEs with up to 50 users, corporate grade features without having to invest in expensive servers and software.

All articles and comments on have been submitted by our community of users. Please notify us if you believe an item on this site breaches our community guidelines.