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GlobalData: Comms services about to become a utility
According to GlobalData, the recent Optus deals with Origin and Sumo mean that communications services are on their way to becoming a utility.
07 Nov 18
Open for business: 4,600km cable connecting AU & SG goes live
It's taken months of gruelling work and no shortage of investment, but the ASC is now live to present huge opportunities in APAC.
14 Sep 18
Equinix to connect SG & AU data centers with new subsea cable
“Equinix is thrilled to be able to expand our customers’ access to the new Australia Singapore Cable across each of our metropolitan areas."
15 Jun 18
Vocus picks up ex-Telstra executive as new CEO
Kevin Russell will serve as the company's new CEO, after George Horth left in February.
21 May 18
No sale: Vocus no longer looking to sell NZ business
The Sydney-based telco says the decision to hold on to the business is in the best interest of shareholders.
24 Apr 18
NZ telcos toughen their stance against scam calls and emails
“Historically, when we’ve seen scam activity on our network, we’ve lacked a fast and simple way to coordinate."
24 Apr 18
The less tangible cost of Vocus New Zealand
"I have lost count of how many times a former FX/Orcon/Callplus employee has told me that they “don’t have visibility” of billing ."
28 Mar 18
Three Vocus subsidiaries to compensate customers over inadequate NBN speeds
The ACCC says almost 6000 customers were unable to achieve the speeds they were paying for.
23 Mar 18
Xero climbs into ASX100 as Vocus Group dropped
“This is another key step in our journey as we continue to broaden our shareholder base and deliver on our long-term strategy” - Xero COO.
09 Mar 18
TaaS panel supplier round-up - the big four and more
Since its launch in 2015, the TaaS panel has undergone a fair few changes, especially in recent days. We have a look at who is doing what, right now.
19 Feb 18
NBN teams up with Telstra, Vocus and TPG on enterprise fibre product
NBN’s ‘Enterprise Ethernet’ product is designed to deliver wholesale high-bandwidth that can achieve speeds of up to 1Gbps.
06 Feb 18
Vocus preparing infrastructure for Australia Singapore Cable
As of November 2017, the ASC is 57% complete.
23 Jan 18
Vocus sets up subsea cable PoP in ST Telemedia's Singapore data center
Vocus has selected ST Telemedia’s Singapore data center, STT Tai Seng, to be the point of presence (PoP) for its new submarine cable.
19 Jan 18
ComCom revisits backhaul study as Telco Act goes before parliament
The report was put on hold while the Government focused on its review of the Telecommunications Act.
19 Jan 18
Vocus reshuffle leads to separation of enterprise and wholesale
The split will result in four reportable operating segments and has lead to some leadership changes in those areas.
16 Jan 18
Who is going to buy Vocus NZ?
The Vocus Group is reportedly looking for $500 million for its NZ assets as it tries to decrease debt and steady the ship.
08 Dec 17
NBN Co rolls out channel pilot program – ICT heavyweights on board
A number of industry stalwarts are on board for the much anticipated channel program including Cisco, Westcon Comstor, Telstra and Vocus.
05 Dec 17
Industry players weigh in on Sky TV’s move to block websites
Sky’s call for sites to be blacklisted is “dinosaur behavior, something you would expect in North Korea, not in New Zealand.”
30 Nov 17
What will a telco be worth in 2018?
Big telcos buy small ones, and in recent years this has happened at a rapid rate in New Zealand, which means there are now fewer left to buy.
29 Nov 17
Vocus New Zealand, Aussie data centres on the chopping block
Vocus NZ is up to be put up for sale, with Australian parent Vocus Group also looking to sell the company’s Aussie data centre assets.
24 Oct 17
New Singapore subsea cable available from Equinix's AU data centers
The cable will enhance connectivity between Australia and Singapore, especially considering Singapore is Australia’s 5th largest trading partner.
07 Sep 17
No sale: Private equity bidders can Vocus takeover talks
The two private equity companies bidding for Vocus Group have pulled out of sale discussions.
21 Aug 17
Salesforce to play 'key role' in Vocus' new Aussie strategy
"Salesforce will enable us to not only keep pace with our customers but also deliver experiences beyond their expectations."
31 Mar 17
Vocus sells off Macquarie Telecom stake for $41 million
Vocus has sold its Macquarie Telecom shares – equating to 16% of the company – for $41 million, with Macquarie saying it welcomes the sale.
28 Mar 17