NEC Celebrates Channel Partner of the Year Awards

25/7/22, 6:10 am

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For almost 30 years NEC Australia has celebrated the value our Channel Partners bring to NEC’s growth of our Unified Communications (UC) solutions in the Australian market. Our Channel Partner Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievement of our partners.

NEC partners consistently exceed expectations by thinking strategically to make sure that customers have appropriate communication systems to meet their business needs. This year’s winners have demonstrated a dedicated approach to providing exemplary services for customers. Our categories include ANZ Partner of the Year, State Winners and the introduction of the ANZ Partner of the Year for UNIVERGE BLUE.

Congratulations to this year’s winners.

ANZ Partner of the Year & Partner Momentum Award for UNIVERGE BLUE 


Zero 3 Communications

“NEC's commitment to innovation and reliability allows Zero3 to provide a range of organisations with steadfast telecommunications infrastructure they can depend on.” Francis Hempel, Director, Zero3 Communications

Zero 3 Communications committed partnership with NEC on both UC Premise based solutions and the delivery of UNIVERGE BLUE across Victoria exceeded our expectations and showcased how the implementation of UNIVERGE BLUE is benefitting businesses large and small across the state.

“The achievement of Partner of the year by Zero3 for the 3rd time now is testimony to their expertise in UNIVERGE UC Solutions and customising these for specific verticals. The strength of our partnership with Zero3 has been further enriched this year through the inclusion of UNIVERGE BLUE in the solution mix and this shows an ongoing commitment for bigger and better things to come.  Testimony to this commitment is the fact that Zero3 have achieved 3 separate category awards, which is an historical first in NECs channel business.” Milton Purcell, UC Channel Manager VIC TAS & South Pacific, NEC Australia

Francis Hempel, Director, Zero3 Communications was pleased to be recognised saying, “This award will go a long way in recognising the hard work and commitment to excellence from the entire Zero3 family.”

Zero3 has been recognised as a Momentum Winner for their market penetration of UNIVERGE BLUE. “UB has given us access to new verticals and previously inaccessible customers, allowing Zero3 to grow our recurring revenue/market share and provide a first-class customer experience.” Said Hempel.

ANZ Partner of the Year – UNIVERGE BLUE & Outstanding sales performance of UNIVERGE BLUE 

ATS - Albury Telephone Systems

“UNIVERGE BLUE is a welcome addition to our solution offering, while also generating a desirable recurring revenue stream.” Adam Dixon, Partner, Albury Telephone Systems

ATS has embraced UNIVERGE BLUE delivering the cloud solution to businesses across Victoria and New South Wales by maintaining a customer-first mindset. Milton Purcell, UC Channel Manager VIC TAS & South Pacific, NEC Australia was pleased to announce the award saying, “Having been on this journey with Adam and the ATS team has been both enlightening and enriching to witness an organisation totally embrace a new opportunity and turn it into success with a committed focus on simply getting it right and continually refining the process. Well-done ATS and justly deserved.”

When hearing about the award Adam Dixon, Partner, ATS said, “Winning Channel Partner of the Year for Univerge Blue came as a pleasant surprise. UNIVERGE BLUE is a welcome addition to our solution offering while generating a desirable recurring revenue stream. In today's working environment, our clients are realising the benefits of cloud communications. Our dedicated team have been working hard. Assisting our clients transform their businesses, all made possible by NEC’s UNIVERGE BLUE. Keeping their businesses connected with their employees and customers, while controlling operating costs, driving productivity, and streamlining business processes.”

State Winners 

Victoria: Zero 3 Communications

New South Wales: North Coast Telephone Systems

Queensland: Telrex

South Australia: Telelink Business System

Western Australia: Necall​​​​​​

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