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Swoop boosts team with strategic hires
Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
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Australian telco Swoop has appointed new senior hires including Samantha Seci as marketing GM and David Michaels as sales & marketing head.
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2degrees and Vocus merger officially complete, set to bring new offerings to NZ telco market
Wed, 1st Jun 2022
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2degrees and Vocus NZ have completed their merger, promising new offerings for customers and cementing their position as a challenger brand.
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ComCom grants clearance for Vocus, 2degrees merger
Tue, 15th Mar 2022
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The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to a transaction that would see the merger of the Vocus Group with 2degrees.
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ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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The Commerce Commission is calling for public submissions on the likely competitive effects of the proposed merger between 2degrees and Vocus.
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Tesserent announces cybersecurity partnership with Vocus
Mon, 27th Dec 2021
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Tesserent partners with Vocus to address cybersecurity needs, delivering solutions to enterprise clients in Australia and New Zealand.
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Australia prioritises IT hardware manufacturing on the road to digital sovereign resilience
Thu, 9th Dec 2021
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Australia's new computer hardware manufacturing facility aims to enhance sovereign resilience in IT infrastructure.
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Vocus, SoftIron to create cloud storage solution Datahub
Wed, 1st Dec 2021
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Vocus has announced the launch of Datahub, a new cloud storage solution in partnership with open source data storage vendor SoftIron.
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NEXTDC eyes up Darwin, NT, as next data centre pad
Mon, 1st Nov 2021
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NEXTDC has purchased land in Australia’s Northern Territory, which is set to be the site of the company’s newest data centre.
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Vocus announces first international submarine cable connection into Darwin
Thu, 19th Aug 2021
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Vocus will establish Darwin as Australia's newest entry point for international data connectivity through a new $100m, 1,000km submarine cable connection.
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Hurricane Electric deploys Point of Presence at Vocus' Auckland data centre
Mon, 16th Aug 2021
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The PoP is Hurricane Electric’s second of its type, complementing an existing connection in Data Centre 220’s Auckland facility.
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Macquarie, Aware Super propose AU$3.5bn acquisition of Vocus Group
Tue, 9th Mar 2021
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Macquarie Group's MIRA and Aware Super have offered A$3.5bn to acquire Vocus Group's Australian and New Zealand arms if approved by shareholders and regulators.
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Sky confirms Vocus as a key service partner for Sky Broadband
Fri, 25th Dec 2020
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Sky partners with Vocus New Zealand for the rollout of Sky Broadband, aiming to provide quality products and services to customers.
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'Money grabbing, tone deaf' - Vocus, Vodafone, 2degrees slam Chorus over fibre price increases
Tue, 14th Jul 2020
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Vocus, Vodafone and 2degrees criticize Chorus for raising wholesale broadband prices amidst a looming economic crisis.
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Vocus buys out 'strong' Stuff Fibre business
Thu, 14th May 2020
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The deal, which is set to close on 20 May, reflects Vocus’ confidence in Stuff Fibre’s capabilities, particularly in ‘uncertain times’.
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Vocus to resell Zoom products in ANZ as demand for remote tools soars
Fri, 20th Mar 2020
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Demand for remote team collaboration tools is surging on an unprecedented scale, and businesses like Zoom are struggling to keep up with demand.
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ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Tue, 10th Mar 2020
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NZ CommCom propounds fibre access rules to spark rivalry & innovation.
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Vocus showing growth in ANZ markets
Thu, 20th Feb 2020
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Both the parent in Australia and the NZ wing of the telco are showing solid revenue in the previous financial half-year.
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NZ telcos plead guilty, given fines over false invoicing
Fri, 14th Feb 2020
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Three telco providers in New Zealand have been fined a total of $121,500 for making false representations in customer invoices.
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Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
Mon, 10th Feb 2020
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Vocus and the Northern Territory government are partnering to upgrade the state's internet backbone to a capacity of 20Tbps.
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Broadband Compare and TUANZ name best broadband in NZ
Mon, 11th Nov 2019
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Over 200 professionals from New Zealand's ICT sector gathered at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards to honor the country's top broadband providers.
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NZ mobile market in 'good shape', Commerce Commission claims
Fri, 27th Sep 2019
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New Zealand's mobile market in 'good shape' as competitive environment benefits consumers, says Commerce Commission.
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Vocus adds Hawaiki capacity, network upgrades
Wed, 4th Sep 2019
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Vocus ups Hawaiki cable ante, boosts NZ, AU networks for top-tier connectivity.
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Vodafone, Vocus welcome Com Com scrutiny on unbundled broadband
Fri, 21st Jun 2019
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The Commerce Commission's scrutiny on unbundled broadband pricing is a step in the right direction, according to Vocus Group and Vodafone.
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Vocus slams ComCom mobile review as “disgraceful”
Mon, 20th May 2019
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Vocus criticises Commerce Commission for considering mobile market healthy and claims NZ MVNOs aren't working.