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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.
Vocus' Commander rolls out 'innovative' new phone offering
Vocus’ Commander business and UCaaS BroadSoft have teamed up to develop an IP key phone replacement product, which they say is an Australian first.
Optus Wholesale signs up Vocus in exclusive deal
Optus Wholesale has extended its long-standing relationship with M2 Group, inking a three year deal with Vocus, which merged with M2 this year.
Vocus eyes aggressive channel expansion for Commander business
Vocus Communications’ Commander business is launching a new assault on the channel, with plans to double its partner base this year.
NZ Commerce Commission gives green light to Vocus/M2 merger
The Commerce Commission says it is satisfied that the acquisition will not substantially lessen competition in the affected markets.
M2 unveils Commander high speed offering on Vocus network
M2 has announced the first of its new offerings on the Vocus network, launching the Commander ultra-fast internet service for Australia’s East Coast.
NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year winners named
Canva's Melanie Perkins is the big winner in this years NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year awards, which also saw Vocus' James Spenceley winning.
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).