Home Telecoms & NBN Superloop adds 10,000 broadband customers with SkyMesh purchase

Networking and infrastructure group Superloop has increased its presence in the NBN retail market with its purchase of the broadband customer base of SkyMesh, the Australian subsidiary of Bigblu Broadband.

In a statement, Superloop said the $1.5 million deal, would add more than 10,000 broadband subscribers to its newly formed retail broadband division, Superbb.

The subscribers are expected to be migrated by October. The timing would coincide with Superloop rolling out a national backbone to connect to all 121 points of interconnect on Australia' national broadband network, the NBN.

Once the rollout is completed, Superloop would be able to connect to all PoIs at 10Gpbs or 100Gbps, with Hobart and Launceston the only two cities where this would not be possible.

Chief executive Bevan Slattery said: "This is an attractive acquisition, kickstarting our position in the retail NBN Co marketplace and complementing our NuSkope acquisition late last year.”

Superloop picked up the South Australia-based NuSkope, a fixed wireless ISP, in September last year, paying $7 million in cash and $3 million in shares.

The statement claimed that the SkyMesh acquisition would now give Superbb the change to "aggressively disrupt the Australian ISP landscape, now dominated by the ‘big four’, by offering a credible challenger with a focus on an outstanding customer experience, backed by 100% Australian-based staff".

The chief executive of Superbb, Drew Kelton, said: "We will be bringing a business class experience to the residential customer, something that is missing in the market right now."

The Superloop group owns and operates more than 640 kilometres of carrier-grade metropolitan fibre networks in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting more than 275 of the region’s key data centres and commercial buildings.

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