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Macquarie, Aware Super propose AU$3.5bn acquisition of Vocus Group
Vocus Group managing director and CEO Kevin Russell says that the last three years have been focused on turning the company around, and now it’s time to shift into a new investment phase.
Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband
"It’s exciting to see our Sky Broadband project take shape as we roll out customer trials with the support of a great partner like Vocus."
"Money grabbing, tone deaf" - Vocus, Vodafone, 2degrees slam Chorus over fibre price increases
Vocus slammed the news from Chorus that it will increase fibre prices, labelling the move as "cynical, money grabbing and unwarranted".
Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.
Vocus to resell Zoom products in A/NZ as demand for remote tools soars
Demand for remote team collaboration tools is surging on an unprecedented scale, and businesses like Zoom are struggling to keep up with demand.
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
Vocus showing growth in A/NZ markets
Both the parent in Australia and the NZ wing of the telco are showing solid revenue in the previous financial half-year.
NZ telcos plead guilty, given fines over false invoicing
"It was a failure to implement and then ensure proper processes were operating. This was highly careless."
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
"This year’s winners highlight the growing range of options available to the consumer in the NZ broadband market.”
NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
"Having assessed the state of competition in the mobile market, we haven't identified any particular problems or structural issues that could be hampering competition."
Vocus adds Hawaiki capacity, network upgrades
The Hawaiki cable links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Hawaii and the US West Coast
Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
The Commission says there is no need for measures to improve competition in the NZ mobile market. Vocus says this decision will be “crippling.”
Chorus’ message: just be more committed to paying
Vocus says prices could increase by between $12 and $200 per user, which would have to be absorbed by the provider or paid for by the consumer.
Updated: NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
We're not thieves when we have the choice (and Netflix is killing piracy)
“The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively believed to be true: piracy isn’t driven by law-breakers, it’s driven by people who can’t easily or affordably get the content they want.”
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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 ."