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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.
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.
M2: NZ operations to deliver 18% of company's AU$1.8b revenue
Aussie's M2 Group is counting on its CallPlus acquisition to deliver big returns and, combined with Vocus, deliver 18% of its $1.8b revenue from NZ.
Vocus and M2 win with merger, who loses?
What next for Vocus? Is 2degrees of interest? A mobile network would certainly cover off all of the key market segments nicely (albeit only in NZ).
Netflix ranks NZ streaming speeds
Popular streaming service Netflix has released findings on how Kiwi internet providers stack up in regards to streaming speeds.
How to calculate the purchase price of an ISP
It all comes down to how much the buyer wants the transaction to happen and the drivers the vendor has for selling.
Shots continue in global mode fracas
Global Mode developer BNSL is calling for a declaratory judgement in the global mode fracas, but says it will defend any action.
Global Mode saga: Legal action to go ahead
Lightbox, MediaWorks, SKY and TVNZ have today announced they will progress legal action against Call Plus and ByPass Network Services.
‘Bullying’ and ‘threatening’: Global Mode debacle fires up again
CallPlus and BNSL are standing firm on Global Mode, with BNSL firing a stinging letter to the ‘big media gang’, alleging bullying behaviour.
Opinion: M2 buys CallPlus – smart move
With the benefit of hindsight, I can see that M2 management had no issue linking their services inextricably to CallPlus because they intended to
Payday for CallPlus founders in $250M sale to M2
M2 Group, the ASX-listed voice and data services company, has agreed to acquire New Zealand's Call Plus for $250 million, gaining the nation's third l
NZ’s CallPlus acquired by Aussie telco for $250m
CallPlus has been acquired by M2 Group, the Australian-based telecommunications and utilities provider, for NZ$250 million.
CallPlus hits back at global mode action; subtly calls out Spark
CallPlus has hit back at legal action by broadcasters trying to stop global mode - and subtly called out Spark for its role in the legal fracas.
CallPlus to bring UFB to Wanaka businesses this April
CallPlus is getting ready to hook up Wanaka businesses to UFB, the final step in a long campaign to bring fibre to the area.
Kiwis seek unlimited data plans and video streaming sites
According to Kiwi statistics from the CallPlus network streaming video is up, peer-to-peer sharing is down, and online shoppers are turning to China.
Spark launches 'urgent review' of pricing
"Given today’s decision, we feel we have no choice but to undertake an urgent review of our current pricing across both voice and broadband plans."
CallPlus Group brings on board Alcatel-Lucent executive
"His experience and insights will prove invaluable to the CallPlus Group as we enter a new growth phase with our four business units; CallPlus Business, Slingshot, Flip and Orcon."
CallPlus takes on the "big boys" with new Orcon and Flip hires
"What we have is a varied portfolio of brands, each with strong leadership, and a vision to really challenge the big boys."
Done deal as Kiwi Internet Provider buys Orcon...
"Orcon fits well in our business and appeals to a different market segment than our existing internet brands. We now have something for all New Zealanders."
Commerce Commission extends copper pricing consultation
"We take the industry’s concerns seriously and believe that the benefits of ensuring effective industry input outweigh any extended period of uncertainty."
The Warehouse has "absolutely no intention" of buying Orcon
The Warehouse Group has absolutely no intention of being involved in the bid and due diligence activity for Orcon, according to company CEO Mark Powell.
State of Orcon; Who’s buying…?
Following increased media speculation that Orcon is being touted to buyers, more details of the alleged sale surfaced over the weekend.
State of Orcon; Timeline of events…
Orcon’s on the market, again. Less than a year after Kordia sold the ISP to a buyer group of Kiwi businesspeople, the firm is once again being touted to bidders. Check out Techday’s run-down of events during the past twelve months...
Five bids come in for under-fire Orcon…
2degrees, CallPlus, The Warehouse… who is buying Orcon? That’s the million dollar question.