[AusNOG] Soul/TPG buying Pipe ...
Skeeve at eintellego.net
Thu Nov 12 13:53:19 EST 2009
If everything Bevan says in the ITNews article is true, then we probably don't have too much to worry about.... but there is going to be the lingering concern for quite a while.
But while Bevan's comments now do give some confidence, he won't be a shareholder for much longer and then who knows what influence he will wield.
See you tonight... will certainly be one of the most interesting Pipe drinks ever... Bevan, giving away laptops again? ;-)
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From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Andrew Cox
Sent: Thursday, 12 November 2009 12:08 PM
To: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Soul/TPG buying Pipe ...
The SP Telemedia sale will create a vertically-integrated provider - a mini-Telstra some have suggested - and ISPs will find themselves buying wholesale connectivity from a competitor.
Slattery told iTnews today that he is more than aware of the perception.
"It is certainly a perceived risk," he said. "I will be sitting down with partners and customers at various functions over the next few weeks to explain the very good reasons we are doing this.
"The one thing I can say, in this circumstance, is that Soul/TPG is making a very serious investment, and it would make no sense for them to then change the PIPE business. It is very important for Soul that PIPE remains as it is today.
"PIPE is likely to have more wholesale products, not less. And I expect no changes in management or staff - its business as usual for PIPE after this."
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