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Announcement

GENERAL: TTK: TeamTalk announces Tait as Digital Radio partner

13 Dec 2017 10:32NZX
News Release 13th Dec 2017

TeamTalk to ensure continuity of resilient communications by partnering with
Tait Communications.

TeamTalk Limited (NZX: TTK), the publicly listed telecommunications services
provider, who are the largest provider of commercial mobile radio
communications services and solutions throughout New Zealand, today announced
that it has selected Christchurch-headquartered Tait Communications to supply
and build its new nationwide Tier III Digital Mobile Radio network.

TeamTalk''s chief executive Andrew Miller said, "Changes within the Health and
Safety legislation along with the findings from the reviews following the
Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes mean many organisations are now
considering diversity across their communications portfolio and mobile radio
is critical in providing this service."

This investment will enable TeamTalk to continue to deliver mission critical
communications to its customers, as well as offering new services and
solutions that will enable TeamTalk to grow its revenues by reaching into the
conventional radio market.  This is a market that TeamTalk has traditionally
not competed in but the new digital platform will open up new opportunities
including the capability to interconnect different networks.

Andrew Miller said, "Whilst a new digital network is exciting, it is the
roadmap of further integrated services that will be released over the next
few years that really excites us about this investment.  Our partnership with
Tait Communications and other integrators will allow us to be at the
forefront of new developments and enable New Zealand to gain access to these
leading technologies and solutions quickly.

"Tait were selected following a robust RFP process including trials and
interoperability testing as well as evaluation of different migration
strategies.

"The selection of Tait reinvigorates a long partnership going back decades
and as company founder Sir Angus Tait said in 2002, TeamTalk are at the
forefront of mobile radio and have the largest Tait network in the world. I
am proud to be associated with this innovative company delivering leading
edge solutions to customers."

Trevor Laughton, General Manager of Tait New Zealand said, "Tait
Communications is extremely happy to again be working with TeamTalk and that
New Zealand''s business community will now have an opportunity to realise the
potential of a nationwide modern digital mobile radio network for voice and
data. Tait is committed to the success of this investment and the agreement
reflects that commitment."

Andrew Miller
CEO

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