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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.
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.
Vocus preparing infrastructure for Australia Singapore Cable
As of November 2017, the Australia Singapore Cable is 57% complete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
No sale: Private equity bidders can Vocus takeover talks
The two private equity companies bidding for Vocus Group have pulled out of sale discussions.
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."
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.
Nutanix revamps Vocus Communications' infrastructure
“Our Enterprise Cloud Platform comes with a proven hypervisor, AHV, at no extra cost with every deployment."
Opposition rejoice as Vodafone Sky merger thrown out
"That market power in a country like New Zealand would have been a disaster."
Vocus revenue, profit soar on back of acquisitions
Vocus has seen a massive boost in its revenue and profit for the latest H1 thanks to recent acquisitions and organic growth.
NO DEAL: Vodafone Sky merger no go
The Commerce Commission has declined clearance of the Vodafone/Sky merger, saying it could not exclude the chance the merger could lessen competition.
Vocus inks deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks for the Australia Singapore Cable
The project is a 4,600km submarine cable system linking Australia to Singapore and Indonesia.
Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers
First or not, gigabit broadband is fast. It isn’t so much a matter of watching characters appear – blink and you’ll miss the entire site.
Vocus revenue, profits soar on back of M2 merger
Vocus profits have soared 461% on the back of its merger with M2 Group earlier this year, in what the company says has been a ‘transformational year’.
Vocus sees Kiwi revenue soar on back of M2 acquisition
Vocus has seen Kiwi revenue increase 187% following its merger with M2, which included the CallPlus businesses.
Unbundling UFB – NZ wholesale/retail changes post 2020
If unbundling can be done well, big players could gain a distinct advantage against the smaller players in the market.