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Vocus Communications has launched three new products adapted from the technology it inherited when it acquired Amcom last month.

Vocus has announced Ethernet Multipoint, SIP Trunks and IP WAN services, all adapted from the Amcom product suite. Vocus completed its $653 million acquisition of Perth-based Amcom only a month ago.

Vocus CEO James Spenceley said the merger has created more choice and competition in the market. There will be further consolidation when TPG completes its acquisition of iiNet in the next few months. How does Spenceley believe this means more competition?

“The combined business offers the size and scale of a national fibre and data centre footprint, without the red tape of some of our larger competitors. We’re committed to being the third force in corporate telecommunications.”

He might get an argument from TPG over exactly who the ‘third force’ is. “We’re delighted to be launching three new products from the Amcom suite under the Vocus brand today, just weeks after the merger was official. This is only the beginning –there will be much more to come as we continue to shake up corporate telecommunications,” Spenceley said.

“The introduction of Ethernet Multipoint means we can provide Ethernet services for companies that need the flexibility of a fully meshed national Ethernet network, but want to maintain control of their WAN. The Managed IP WAN product means customers that don’t want to be network experts can leave the entire network to us.

With SIP Trunks, we can also now provide the benefit of over 12 years of running a highly available voice network, while reducing the total cost of Voice over traditional ISDN services which is a huge benefit for customers.”

The new products not only service a growing and varied range of customers, but also enable all businesses to improve efficiency and productivity, while working with a telecommunications provider that truly offers exceptional network and customer service.

Ethernet Multipoint: Delivered across 11,000 km of fibre throughout Australia and New Zealand, with speed options ranging up to 1 Gbps to most parts of Australia and up to 10 Gbps along the Vocus fibre footprint.

Managed IP WAN: A managed Layer 3 network with bandwidth speed options up to 10 Gbps, with a web monitoring portal, and a self-managed IP WAN is also available.

SIP Trunks: Allow the introduction of unified communication features into the business, including video, extension calling, and device integration such as screen sharing.”


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Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.


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