TeamTalk Wireless Issue 68


Introducing David Struthers

At the TeamTalk AGM in October 2016 our new CEO, Andrew Miller, announced the 'One Company' strategy to reshape the organisationinto a successfu integrated company including alignment of the three business units - TeamTalk, CityLink and Farmside. To help integrate the company customer engagement and experience Andrew has appointed David Struthers as Head of Sales.

David has extensive industry experience, including senior soles with telecom, Gen-i, and more recently as CityLink's National Sales Manager. David is a memner of the TeamTalk executive team and has responsibility for leading the sales integration in conjunction with teams from each of TeamTalk's three business units.

TeamTalk Frontline by David Struthers

It's been a busy few weeks since my appointment into the role. At the time of writing there have been two major announcements:

  • Spark has notified shareholder of its offer to acquire TeamTalk, an offer the TeamTalk Board recommend their shareholders reject as Spark's offer is significantly below their independent adviser's assessment,
  • Vodafone have indicated their intent to take a 70% stake in Farmside, pending shareholder agreement.

Meanwhile we continue to work on TeamTalk's turnaround startegy to realise greater potential across the business. As the business transforms, your Account Manager will represent a more comprehensive suite of services that can fulfil a greater range of business applications. This will include urban and rural broadband, managed networks, hosting, business continuity and mobility services.

Please talk with your Account Manager, give me a call on 0800 101 900, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you want to discuss further.


TeamTalk wins Motorola NZ Radio Partner of the Year

TeamTalk came away with two partner awards at Motorola Solutions’ annual channel partner conference last month. TeamTalk was named New Zealand Radio Partner of the Year 2016, while Business Development Manager Steffen Kennerley was recognised for Outstanding Radio Sales Achievement in New Zealand.

The awards were held in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, and were attended by 70 partners from Australia and New Zealand.

We’d like to thank you, our customers, as without you there would be no sales or awards.

Pictured: Rhys Clare (NZ Channel Manager, Motorola), Michael O’Connor (Vice President, Radio Channel Sales, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Motorola), Margaret Grant (Mobile Radio Product Manager, TeamTalk), Steffen Kennerley (Business Development Manager, TeamTalk), and Martin Chappell (General Manager ANZ Commercial Channels, Minerals & Energy, Motorola).


Pre-Winter Checks

As we move into autumn, TeamTalk is busy with pre-winter checks. These are preventative maintenance checks on high sites where there is limited or no winter access due to snow.

Gavin Sargent (pictured) and Brent Andrews (taking the photo) recently had the tough job of flying by helicopter to the Southern Passes. They checked buildings, poles, antennas and solar panels for damage, which is typically weather-driven or caused by keas! They also ensure repeaters, power supplies and batteries are in good working order.


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