[AusNOG] News: Amcom buys Megaport Fibre + 15 Year lease agreement of FirstPath and questions Vocus
skeeve+ausnog at eintellegonetworks.com
Mon Nov 3 11:49:09 EST 2014
It is news Monday again... fun fun.
So... in an announcement available at:
*Amcom states that it has:*
- Purchased the 180km of fibre assets of Megaport in Melbourne, Sydney
- It has agreed on access to access of the FirstPath network (15 years) for
- 30 Exchanges are being fitted out with EFM with customers on-boarding
from Q1 2015
*A side note:*
While Megaport has sold its fibre assets to Amcom, Superloop (Which
provides fibre to Megaport) has a lease-back agreement for a very long term
from Amcom for a significant amount of capacity. This means
Megaport/Superloop still have access to capacity, and potentially even more
from the Amcom network infrastructure.
*An interesting note at the bottom of the ASX announcement is:*
*Update on Proposal from Vocus Communications Limited (VOC) *
Further to its announcement on 27 October 2014, outlining receipt of a
confidential, conditional, incomplete and non-binding proposal from Vocus
Communications Limited (“the Proposal”), Amcom confirms it is continuing
discussions with Vocus to determine whether or not there is a basis to
progress the Proposal. There remains no certainty that these discussions
will result in a transaction.
Hostile approach by Vocus perhaps? Clearly Amcom doesn't see the Vocus
announcement of last week in the same way that Vocus does.
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