Converged services outfit Kordia has announced plans to expand into Asia following its merger and rebranding late last month.
The company has announced that is preparing for a launch into international telco market with a Thai joint venture with a locally based ALT Inter Corporation.
ALT specialises in manufacturing energy-efficient shelters for telecommunications base stations and cell sites on wheels (COW) in Asia.
Kordia formerly operated under the THL Group brand and consisted of THL Australia AAP Communications Services and Broadcast Communications Ltd (NZ).
In Australia Kordia deploys large scale mobile phone and broadcast networks and provisions maintenance and engineering support to network operators.
In NZ the company is known for its operation of one of the country’s largest telecommunications networks.
Paul Fisher, CEO of Kordia’s Thailand business, said there was a growing trend toward telecommunications carriers outsourcing network operations to independent vendors.
Kordia with ALT would offer services ranging from site design, soil testing and civil construction of transmission towers to the installation and commissioning of microwave, transmission and BTS equipment.
The venture follows the announcement of a number of local deals including with the Australian Maritime Safety office to provide its outsourced communications network, Kordia spokesperson Pui-Sing Wong said.
Following a deal with Vodafone and Nokia to support its 3G services the company has also signed on with Hutchison 3 to provide technology underpinning the telco’s provision of mobile TV in the current Ashes cricket series.
Kordia moves into Asia
By Tim Lohman, iTnews on Dec 12, 2006 5:12PM