D&S Communications acquires Mako assets

D&S Communications acquires Mako assets

Elgin IL and Auckland New Zealand, 6 October 2015 (CST)— US telecommunications service provider D&S Communications has acquired the assets of New Zealand company Mako Networks from the company’s receivers.

D&S Communications acquired the rights to all intellectual property relating to Mako’s branded network appliances and cloud-based Central Management System, including patents and patent applications, its trademarks and its beneficial interest in any contracts signed with customers worldwide.

D&S says it will continue to base research and development and compliance in New Zealand. It will retain several of Mako’s senior managers, including company founders Chris Massam and Simon Gamble, and will hire core members of the R&D team. It will look to hire further R&D staff in New Zealand to continue product development and enhancement.

D&S Communications has acted as implementation and logistics partner for Mako in the United States since 2014, handling the installation of over 4,000 Mako network devices for Chevron. In 2015 D&S became Mako’s primary North American distribution partner, assisting it with marketing, sales and implementation of Mako’s industry-leading PCI DSS compliance solutions.

Jason Kubasak, CEO of D&S Communications says the decision to acquire Mako’s assets was the result of a good understanding of Mako’s technology and global potential.

“In working with Mako over the last two years we’ve come to respect the technology and the deep knowledge the team has about keeping networks secure and have an extremely high regard for their unique and highly robust approach to network security and compliance. Given our history with Mako, we’re a natural fit as a purchaser.

“The Mako team has developed some outstanding technologies which have proven their worth in the course of rigorous assessments by large enterprises, including Chevron. We believe there’s an opportunity to build on this foundation and build a network security company that can succeed in global markets.”

When the restructuring is completed the company will operate wholly owned trading subsidiaries in each of its four territories: Mako Networks New Zealand, Mako Networks Australia, Mako Networks UK and Mako Networks USA.

About D&S Communications

Founded in 1986, D&S Communications sells, implements, services and supports innovative telecommunications and data solutions to customers throughout the US. These include IP telephony, wireless and mobility integration solutions using best of breed voice and data equipment, consulting services, turnkey installation and nationwide 24/7 maintenance service and repairs. D&S Communications is based in Elgin, IL. For more information visit the company’s website at www.dscomm.com.

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Allan Botica, Botica Butler Raudon, allanb@botica.co.nz +64 21 400 500

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