[AusNOG] Go Vocus (Sad pants for AAPT)
macca at vocus.com.au
Wed Apr 1 15:55:37 EST 2009
Probably doesn't need to be said - but this wasn't an April fools joke
From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net
[mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Skeeve Stevens
Sent: Wednesday, 1 April 2009 3:43 PM
To: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] Go Vocus (Sad pants for AAPT)
I'm not a fan of AAPT, but don't hate them either, but this is hilarious!
Kudos to James and the team at Vocus for stirring things up.
When you going to make a takeover bid for Telstra or Optus James?
(Thanks to Commsday for the unauthorised posting of their text - please
subscribe to them and get me out of trouble! I love you Luke/Grahame!)
Vocus on warpath against AAPT
Wholesale voice and Internet newcomer Vocus is on the warpath against AAPT,
offering three months of free IP Transit for AAPT customers who ditch the
company to shift to Vocus. With AAPT said to be stonewalling Vocus in a
peering dispute, CEO James Spenceley has begun a twopronged attack -
appealing to the ACCC to force a resolution while making a land-grab for
"Unfortunately we haven't been able to reach any form of agreement with AAPT
on the topic of Internet Interconnection. Internally we've come to the
conclusion that it far simpler to make it as attractive as possible for
customers to leave AAPT and join the Vocus network, negating the requirement
for peering with AAPT," said Spenceley.
"In addition to making this offer to AAPT customers we have contacted the
ACCC and will continue to work with them and pursue a regulatory solution to
the dispute," he said, adding Vocus would like to resume negotiations - "but
the ball is firmly in their court."
"There's no doubt that the hierarchy of the telecommunications industry is
changing. Fast moving, customer-focused companies like Vocus are able to
compete and offer superior service," Spenceley said.
Skeeve Stevens, CEO/Technical Director
eintellego Pty Ltd - The Networking Specialists
skeeve at eintellego.net / www.eintellego.net
Phone: 1300 753 383, Fax: (+612) 8572 9954
Cell +61 (0)414 753 383 / skype://skeeve
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