[AusNOG] Go Vocus (Sad pants for AAPT)
james at vocus.com.au
Wed Apr 1 16:52:37 EST 2009
Judging by todays 92 page views (664 hits) to our website from the
AAPT corporate office, I'd expect a very detailed response debunking
Vocus as a two bit player and regaling us with stats about how
wonderful AAPT is :-)
So stay tuned !
Vocus Group Limited
Level 2, Vocus House
189 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
(m) +61 407 496 866
(w) +61 2 8999 8999
On 01/04/2009, at 3:42 PM, Skeeve Stevens wrote:
> I’m not a fan of AAPT, but don’t hate them either, but this is
> 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/
> 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 AAPT customers.
> “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.
> Luke Coleman
> Skeeve Stevens, CEO/Technical Director
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