ESTABLISHED telco services outfit Bytecan has appointed Steve Nicols of Nicols + Brien as voluntary administrator (VA) of the company, putting the immediate future of around 120 staff potentially in doubt.
SiN has learned that the company was until recently quite profitable and that a number of clients and other players in the telco and communications services space are examining various assets. Majority owned by interests associated with Wayne and Lea Kitchener of Como in Sydney's south, Bytecan was established in 1990. A first meeting of creditors is to be held in Sydney on Friday, February 6, 2015.
Boasting revenue of about $20 million per annum, Bytecan apparently owes around $1.6 million to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The company provides maintenance, testing and other technical communications services and expertise to telcos and has worked with all the majors. Another victim of the NBN perhaps?