Victorian wireless networking specialists, DyCom Wireless and JAS Broadband, have joined forces under a new merger agreement.
DyCom Wireless is the wireless networking division of systems integrator, DyCom Business Systems. The merger will see JAS share its administration, payroll and other corporate services with the integrator and will trade as DyCom Wireless Solutions.
DyCom Wireless Solutions manager, Daniel Sacchero, said the merger would create more competition in the communications sector. Financial details have not been disclosed.
“We have good skills in the wireless LAN, unlicensed point-to-point areas, but we didn’t have good skills in the licensed point-to-point space,” he said. “We felt it was an area where we needed to either develop the skills, or buy them.”
Under the arrangement, JAS Broadband and has moved its three employees and operations to DyCom’s premises located in Preston, Victoria.
The merger doubles the integrator’s team to seven staff in the dedicated wireless solutions division. JAS director, Jim Adams, will stay on with the company as its technical services manager.
Adams said the merger provided a positive path forward for the business and its customers. “We envisaged working with a company that had common values with JAS,” he said.
“DyCom Wireless not only shared our values, but the two businesses complemented each other in technical expertise and solutions sets. As well as growth, this merged entity will enable us to offer a new set of services and solutions to our existing customers.”
DyCom has partnerships with global wireless providers such as Motorola, Lightpointe, RAD, DragonWave and Ruckus Wireless.
Sacchero claimed there were many different drivers increasing demand for wireless. For example, organisations were increasing their infrastructure to support things like video surveillance and additional cameras in locations that were difficult or expensive to cable.
“This is where wireless is in a unique position and it’s cost effective,” he said. “The timing of this merger is ideal. I think 2010 will see an explosion in demand for wireless services due to increased business demand for high capacity communications that telcos are unable to provide cost-effectively. In addition there’s a significant pent-up demand for wireless projects that were deferred in 2009 due to uncertainty caused by the global financial crisis.”