Tuesday, 21 July 2020 16:43

Vocus claims it has become top provider of NBN Enterprise Ethernet services

Vocus claims it has become top provider of NBN Enterprise Ethernet services Supplied

Specialist fibre and network solutions provider Vocus claims it has reached a new milestone in the growth of its enterprise business as the top provider of NBN Enterprise Ethernet services.

In a statement, the company said it was providing almost 25% of Enterprise Ethernet services, including networks for major customers in rural and regional areas. The latter is expected to make Vocus the top provider of services on the NBN Business Satellite.

Vocus said it had reached this target after winning a number of large. complex deals which needed fibre connectivity and network solutions to multiple sites across state, national and international boundaries.

Included were deals with the Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Minerals, South Australia Health and NSW Health, for which Vocus was using both its own network and NBN enterprise services.

Andrew Wildblood, Vocus chief executive for Enterprise and Government, said the achievement was based on expertise in fibre and applying fit-for-purpose solutions to meet customers' needs.

"Having our own extensive national fibre network and a team of world-class technical experts is extremely valuable in how we deliver services to enterprise and government customers," he said.

"Since mid-2019, we've steadily grown our capability to offer the full suite of NBN enterprise services. This now allows us to provide the most cost-effective mix of our own fibre and third-party fibre such as NBN to deliver complex network solutions for major contracts.

"Our approach is all about providing customers a brilliant network experience and making it simple and easy to connect."

In its NSW Health deal, a good example of its use of NBN is offering a competitive advantage and delivering value to customers, Vocus provides point-to-point Ethernet services for hospitals and health agencies across 80 sites, all on NBN Enterprise Ethernet, in regional New South Wales.

The upgrade to a Health Wide Area Network will facilitate improvements to the quality of care NSW Health provides to people in the Wagga Wagga, Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Coffs Harbour and Lismore regions.

Wildblood said NBN's recent successes in the business market showed that there was a workable model for the government monopoly to function as a wholesaler, supporting customers who wanted to use NBN fibre along with existing fibre from providers like Vocus.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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