MOBILE phone networks provider Digicel has acquired information and communications technology (ICT) provider AllcomMcr for an undisclosed sum in a move it says will make it the largest ICT group in the South Pacific.

Both organisations will develop new and enhanced product and service offerings following the acquisition, taking ICT services in PNG to another level, Digicel said.

Customers would gain from comprehensive design and implementation backed by maintenance and support available 24 hours a day.

Among the services to be offered by the merged entity were network architecture and optimisation, server and desktop virtualisation, auditing, centralised monitoring and management, mobility solutions, internet services and security.

AllcomMcr managing director Luke Byer said rapid advances in technologies meant customers wanted a communications provider that was a one stop shop for all their needs.

“AllcomMcr will continue to operate in its own right and we will be providing our customers with exciting new services which will exceed their expectations,” he said.

AllcomMcr had clients in industry sectors including resources, finance and government and had developed partnerships with leading vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, Citrix,

VMWare and Veeam, Digicel said.

The move comes after the merger of Allcom PNG and MCR last year.

Digicel Business Solutions head of ICT Gary Cobain said the acquisition would increase efficiencies for both companies.

“The acquisition will accelerate our plans to deliver cloud services in PNG which can be used by customers across the Pacific.”