Here at OCL we know all facets of Telecommunications. Whats more, we’re 100% Kiwi owned and operated so you can be rest assured that we’ll understand your needs and collaborate with your business to ensure each of our category leaders can provide a Telco solution for you.
Meet Our Specialists
Director & Civil/Outside Plant
Email: Chris@ocl.net.nz | Phone: 0800 757575
Charles has been in the telecommunications industry for 25 years.
He completed his training with Telecom New Zealand Ltd. Like Harvie, Charles is also considered to be one of New Zealand pioneers and Telecommunications Specialists.
Charles left Telecom to join Bridge Communications Ltd. At Bridge, Charles was instrumental in setting up the Network Cable/Outside Plant division. At this time Telecom did not contract out any of this Outside Plant work as this aspect was completed in-house. Bridge was allowed to complete ‘Rehab’ work under the close scrutiny of Telecom. Due to the high standard of work that they completed, Bridge was allowed to progress into the Network Faults and Design and Build area of Network Cabling. The Network Cable/Outside Plant become one of Bridge’s core activities. All this assisted Bridge Communications becoming a Patch Contractor to Telecom and later they were awarded “Telecom Service Company of the Year”.
Bridge Communications was sold to Alstom NZ Ltd, where Charles was made National Business Development Manager. He later left Alstom to take up the challenge as Project Manager on the largest building being constructed in New Zealand. This position was with Teltrac Communications Ltd, who were successful in winning the contract for the installation of 12,000 data outlets, installation of a fibre backbone, installation of Nurse Call, PA, MATV and Security at the new Auckland Hospital. This was a fixed price contract requiring the installation to be completed in a very short time frame. Because of the success of the project, Teltrac was awarded the refurbishment of Greenlane, Starship and the main Tower Building of Auckland Hospital.
Director & Cloud Specialist
Harvie has been in the telecommunications industry for 25 years.
He completed his training with Telecom New Zealand Ltd and remains one of New Zealands most experienced Telecommunications Specialists.
Harvie left Telecom to set up Bridge Communications Ltd in Auckland. Bridge was a service organisation specialising in business installations, moves, adds and changes, small PABX installation and structured cabling and Network Services. During this time, Harvie attended Auckland University and obtained a Diploma in Service Management. Bridge grew to employ 55 technicians with a 2 year time frame, this growth was due to the quality of service Bridge offered Telecom and their customers.
Harvie left the position of General Manager with Bridge to take up the position of Northern Regional Manager with Cogent Communications (Formally U-Bix Telephone Technology). Cogent is a national PABX Sales and Service Company with 15,000 customers nationally. Harvie was promoted to National Service Manager looking after 9 branches throughout the country. From this position he was promoted to National Sales and Service Manager. During this time, Harvie assisted Cullen Investments to complete due diligence on the purchase of the Ericsson service business known as Ericsson Enterprise Solutions (E.E.S). After the purchase, Harvie was the transition manager for Cullen Investments.
Harvie left Cogent to set up Teltrac Communications in Auckland. Teltrac was awarded the Data, PA, MATV and Security in the new Auckland Hospital. As Teltrac was a new company, Harvie had to employ the staff to ensure the project was a success. Teltrac was successful in being awarded the preferred supplier contract for Carter Holt Harvey (180 sites throughout New Zealand) and the ANZ Bank through out New Zealand.