Displaying items by tag: Vocus Group

New Zealand’s consumer competition regulator The Commerce Commission has received an application for clearance for a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.

New Zealand regulator The Commerce Commission has filed proceedings at the High Court in Auckland against Callplus Services Limited, Orcon Limited and Switch Utilities Limited – all subsidiaries of the Australian fibre and network solution provider Vocus Group - over allegations of failing to adequately disclose early termination fees of between $130 and $250 when entering uninvited direct sale agreements with consumers for broadband and power services between 17 June 2014 and 20 June 2020.  

Published in Broadband

IT and telecoms provider Over the Wire has appointed Lani Edwards to the role of general manager of partner and wholesale.

Published in People Moves

Telstra's decision to acquire Digicel Pacific is a political decision, Australia's top independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says, adding that it would never have happened without the involvement of the government.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 20 September 2021 11:27

Former Vocus Chair charged with insider trading

ASIC has levelled two counts of insider trading charges against Vaughan Garfield Bowen, of Brighton, Victoria. Bowen appeared on 14 September via legal representatives in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Vocus Group board has recommended that its shareholders accept an offer Macquarie’s infrastructure fund and Aware Super to acquire the company at a valuation of $3.5 billion.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:26

Vocus announces plans for IPO of Vocus NZ

The Vocus Group telecommunications company has appointed financial advisers in preparation for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Vocus New Zealand expected to be undertaken before the end of 2021.

Published in Listed Tech

The Vocus Group has reported total revenue of $1.78 billion for the 2019-20 financial year, a drop of 6% on the 2018-19 period.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC is taking court action against retail service providers Dodo and iPrimus alleging they made false or misleading claims about the NBN broadband speeds their customers could achieve during busy evening hours.

Monday, 20 April 2020 12:08

DCI appoints Malcolm Roe as CEO

Data centres service provider DCI Data Centers has appointed Malcolm Roe as Chief Executive Officer for Australia.

Published in People Moves

The Vocus Group has signed a deal with rare earths firm Northern Minerals to supply the company's broadband needs in partnership with the NBN Co, the company building Australia's broadband network. The solution uses the NBN Co's business satellite service.

Australian telecommunications company Vocus Group has announced a major step forward in its Future State program with the appointment of Arista Networks, Ciena's Blue Planet and DGIT Systems as partners to deliver the program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 30 September 2019 10:30

Final splice of Coral Sea Cable System completed

The Vocus Group has completed the final splice of the 4700km Coral Sea Cable System which provides a fibre optic link between Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company, the Vocus Group, has announced that it will be simplifying its business into three independent business units.

The Vocus Group has denied media speculation that it would be organising a fresh round of equity raising, saying it refinanced its debt facility in June last year.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta has criticised Telstra for seeking a drop in NBN prices at a time when it is receiving $2.5 billion from NBN Co for use of its infrastructure and for customers who have been transferred over.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10:19

Vocus Group holds HY revenue steady, but profits drop

Fibre network services provider the Vocus Group has held revenue more or less steady for the half-year 2019, with the company pulling in $974.2 million, a rise of 1% over the $967.3 million reported for the half-year 2018.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australia Singapore Cable is now fully operational and is the first carrier-owned cable system that will be a boon to both users and businesses in Australia, the Vocus Group announced on Friday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:56

Vocus puts ASC into service early as SMW-3 cable fails

The Australia Singapore Cable has been switched on for use ahead of its scheduled 14 September service date, following a major disruption on the Sea-Me-We3 submarine cable between Perth and Singapore.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications provider Vocus Group will build a new fibre-optic cable link between Darwin and the Tiwi Islands in collaboration with the Northern Territory Government.

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