[AusNOG] Go Vocus (Sad pants for AAPT)

Mark Smith marksmith at adam.com.au
Wed Apr 1 17:46:34 EST 2009

James Spenceley wrote:
> 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 :-)

That'd be impressive growth in the time you've been around if you're 
going to be sending roughly as much traffic to AAPT as they're sending 
to you.

> So stay tuned !
> --
> James
> Vocus Group Limited
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> 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  
>> 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?
>> ...Skeeve
>> (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 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
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