Networking specialist LAN Systems has opened up a new business unit in response to the rapidly expanding ISP and telco market.
With the number of ISPs in Australia constantly on the rise, LAN Systems is attempting to tap into a perceived need for data, voice and video integration, the deployment of virtual private networks, and voice over IP skills.
To this end it is expecting to invest $2 million into the Telco Business Unit in the next 12 months, according to Scott Frew, CEO and managing director of LAN Systems. This will enable it to install, maintain and manage the networks of ISPs and telcos and provide particular specialised services including product configuration, distribution, asset management and freight management.
Responsible for LAN Systems' foray into the Internet market is former C&W senior corporate accounts director Tony Heywood. He will assume the position of manager of the Telco Business Unit.
Heywood recognises that "more and more businesses are becoming Internet-literate and that sending and receiving data to and from end users is becoming increasingly important". According to Heywood, the Telco unit gives businesses the opportunity to control the cost and content of this data by "having control over the integration of content to the socket in the wall".