Vocus has agreed to acquire Challenge Networks, expanding its wireless-network capability.
Challenge Networks designs, deploys and operates private 4G and 5G networks for customers that require secure, reliable, high-capacity wireless coverage to support operational technology-use cases on customer sites.
Vocus owns and operates a 25,000-kilometer (15,534-mile) fiber network that is purpose-built and managed for business and government. The addition of wireless-network capability complements Vocus’ A$1 billion ($692 million) investment strategy, which includes capacity upgrades to the company’s existing network and the deployment of substantial new-fiber infrastructure.
“Challenge Networks’ expertise in deploying private LTE is a perfect match for Vocus’ extensive experience supporting Australia’s government, defense, utilities and resources sector customers with our fiber network and low earth orbit satellite capability — both of which provide cov