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Australia’s Next Telecom chooses Vadacom’s NZ technology

2 December 2014

Australia’s Next Telecom chooses Vadacom’s NZ technology to deliver medium and small businesses phone systems they’ll love

Award-winning Australian business telco, Next Telecom, has selected Vadacom to deliver cloud-era phone systems to their medium and small business clients. Next Telecom's mission is to provide the most sophisticated service levels and most advanced products available in the telecommunications industry.

The company is well known in Australia as a leading provider of BroadSoft IP telephony to the large/corporate business sectors. The partnership with Vadacom, and the bundling of the New Zealand cloud phone system provider’s unique BuddyTM app into their offering, means Next Telecom can now provide a more cost effective alternative to smaller businesses.

“Vadacom’s BuddyTM meets our standards for innovative, high quality products and lets us offer customers multiple choices,” says Next Telecom director, Gavin Roache.

The Next Telecom deal is the first international reseller agreement for 9-year old, Auckland- based Vadacom which recently secured over $1million in investment from new CEO Aaron Ridgway and Nightingales Partners in September and was a successful applicant in the October 2014 round of Callaghan R&D Growth Grants.

Vadacom already delivers a phone system people love to over 500 workplaces across NZ and Australia, including Xero, Colmar Brunton, Glidepath and the Controller and Auditor-General, and has been selected by CIO Review as a Top 50 contact centre technology provider, worldwide.

“We’re particularly pleased to secure this partnership with Next Telecom because they have such exacting standards,” says Vadacom CEO, Aaron Ridgway. “It really proves the technology Vadacom has developed in NZ can cut it anywhere. Vadacom has built a phone system customers love and now we’re taking it to the world.”

The Vadacom phone system has been designed to make customer and inter-staff communication seamless, improving productivity, customer service and increasing the ease of mobile and remote working.


Next Telecom is Australia's premier service provider of IP Telephony, data and business solutions with senior management that are pioneers in the Australian telecommunications industry.

Vadacom was founded in 2005 and became New Zealand’s first SIP Trunks integrator, expanding to become a phone system software development company in 2010. The company provides phone system technology to over 500 workplaces across NZ and Australia and has strategic relationships with a number of telcos and ISPs.

Aaron Ridgway’s twenty-plus years' of commercial experience includes founding and growing both cloud contact-centre technology company, Datasquirt and New Zealand’s most successful-independently owned Vodafone mobile dealership, First Mobile Takapuna. Datasquirt was Deloittes 5th fastest growing company in New Zealand in 2005 and Ridgway was NZ Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007.


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