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Coalition NBN plan to bring in money faster: iiNet, AAPT

ZDNet, July 25, 2013

Both iiNet and AAPT have acknowledged that the Coalition's National Broadband Network (NBN) plan would help them reap financial rewards much sooner compared with Labor's AU$37.4 billion fibre-to-the-premises NBN, the Australian Financial Review (AFR) has reported.

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AAPT, iiNet back coalition NBN

Business Spectator, July 25, 2013

AAPT and iiNet believe they will be more profitable if the national broadband is rolled out under a coalition government because it will be completed sooner, The Australian Financial Review reports.

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iiNet, AAPT say Coalition NBN would bring quicker profits

Financial Review, July 25, 2013

iiNet and AAPT say they will make more money under the Coalition’s version of the national broadband network because it will be rolled out faster than Labor’s policy.

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Communications Alliance announces ACOMM award winners

ARN, July 18, 2013

Australian telecommunications industry body, Communications Alliance, has announced the winners of the ACOMM awards at the 2013 ACOMM awards dinner in Sydney.

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Quickflix "Positioning" With AAPT Deal

Smarthouse, June 28, 2013

Internet content player Quickflix (QF) has signed a deal with one of Australia's largest telecommunications infrastructure companies, AAPT, to stream content via its Extreme Performance network...

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Quickflix 'saved' by AAPT deal

The Australian, June 27, 2013

AAPT has thrown a lifeline to struggling online movie rental and streaming firm Quickflix in the form of a generous content delivery deal...

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Quickflix "Positioning" With AAPT Deal

Channelnews, June 27, 2013

Internet content player Quickflix (QF) has signed a deal with one of Australia's largest telecommunications infrastructure companies, AAPT, to stream content via its Extreme Performance network...

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Quickflix signs deal with AAPT

The West Australian, June 27, 2013

Online movie company Quickflix says it has signed a multi-year deal with telco AAPT to provide all its cloud computing and content delivery network services...

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Quickflix signs with AAPT as content host

Financial Review, June 27, 2013

Listed internet streaming company Quickflix has signed a multi-million dollar deal with AAPT to host its movies and televisions shows in the telco's Australian data centres...

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Quickflix partners with AAPT for fast content delivery

Scoop Business, June 27, 2013

Quickflix Limited (ASX: QFX), Australia and New Zealand’s leading movie streaming company, today announced that it had entered into a multi-year cloud, CDN and network partnership with AAPT...

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Bass Strait limits NBN options

Sydney Morning Herald, June 18, 2013

Tasmania may have been the first state in Australia to receive NBN services but customers there have a limited choice of service providers...

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Fears of Telstra Control of NBN

The Age, June 11, 2013

The national broadband network was supposed to create a level playing field, giving all service providers equal access to connected households ...

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Three Cloud trends you need to know – David Yuile

CeBIT, May 24, 2013

The significant rise in the number of devices connected to IP networks is a driving force behind one of the major trends...

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Huawei banks AU$368m in Australian revenue

ZDnet, May 24, 2013

In the year when Huawei's name gained prominence in national discussion, after it was revealed that the Chinese network vendor...

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AAPT announces two CeBIT.AU Business Award Nominations for 2013

AAPT, May 24, 2013

AAPT has announced its nomination for two awards at this year’s CeBIT ICT and Business Awards dinner to be held on Thursday 29th May 2013...

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Cloud has silver lining for telcos

SMH, May 21, 2013

Recent forays into cloud computing by Australia's big telcos seem to be paying off..

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Samsung 5G breakthrough charges debate over future of 28GHz spectrum

CommsDay, May 16, 2013

Samsung's revelation that it is developing 5G multi-gigabit wireless technology in the 28GHz band has thrown a bombshell...

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AAPT - in partnership with AWS - meets record demand for cloud services

AAPT, May 16, 2013

Since joining the Amazon Web Services (AWB) partner network in November 2012, AAPT has witnessed...

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Telstra will have advantage at NBN POIs: AAPT

zdnet, May 7, 2013

In response to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) questions on the locaton of the 121 points of interconnect...

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AAPT Partners with OrionVM for Cloud Delivery

Shoestring, Apr 29, 2013

AAPT, Australia's leading wholesale and business grade telecommunications carrier, has selected OrionVM's locally-developed wholesale cloud platform to...

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Orion Powers AAPT's connect.com.au Platform

AAPT Media Release, Apr 26, 2013

AAPT, Australia's leading wholesale and business grade telecommunications carrier, has selected OrionVM's...

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AAPT signs with OrionVM for public cloud

CRN, Apr 24, 2013

If you have been around this industry for a while, the name Connect.com.au will probably ring some bells.

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IaaS Provider nabs AAPT as first Wholesale Customer

ZDNet, Apr 24, 2013

Business-centric telco AAPT has become the first official wholesale customer of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider OrionVM.

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AAPT Selects OrionVM for Wholesale Cloud Solution

iTWire, Apr 23, 2013

Wholesale telecommunications carrier, AAPT, has selected OrionVM's cloud platform to power its Connect service offering.

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AAPT Selects OrionVM as Wholesale Cloud platform

ARN, Apr 22, 2013

AAPT has selected Aussie-based OrionVM for its locally developed wholesale Cloud platform.

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AAPT Selects OrionVM for Wholesale Cloud Service

Telecompaper, Apr 22, 2013

Australian wholesale and business telecommunications carrier AAPT has selected OrionVM's wholesale cloud platform to complement its existing private cloud strategy.

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IaaS Provider Nabs AAPT as First Wholesale Customer

ZDnet, Apr 22, 2013

AAPT will be delivering its OrionVM-powered hosted cloud services through connect.com.au, a company it acquired in 1997.

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Orionvm Powers AAPT's connect.com.au Platform

Apr 22, 2013

AAPT, Australia’s leading wholesale and business grade telecommunications carrier, has selected OrionVM’s locally-developed wholesale cloud platform to complement its existing private cloud strategy.

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NBN Co plan to fast-track users into fibre in doubt

itnews, Apr 19, 2013

NBN Co is facing a setback to its plan to open 82 partially-complete fibre areas to retail services, after failing to win the support of major ISP customers.

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Telstra needs to offer wholesale naked DSLs: Rivals

ZDNet, Apr 18, 2013

Telstra's competitors have called for the competition regulator to force Telstra's wholesale arm to offer naked DSL products, which Optus claims will save customers at least AU$6 per month.

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AAPT Connected Cities Provides Gateway to the World of Broadcast Media

WhaTech, Apr 10, 2013

Telecommunications infrastructure company, AAPT, has just made it easier for production houses, advertising agencies and broadcasters operating globally to share, distribute and receive content with Australia.

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AAPT partners with BT to bring new services to Australia

IT Wire, Apr 10, 2013

Telecommunications infrastructure company, AAPT, has launched its Connected Cities program bringing new media and broadcast network services to the Australian market with a platform which it says makes it easier for production houses, advertising agencies and broadcasters operating globally to share, distribute and receive content with Australia.

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AAPT launches 'Connected Cities' program to provide gateway to the world of broadcast media

Campaign Brief, Apr 10, 2013

Telecommunications infrastructure company, AAPT, has just made it easier for production houses, advertising agencies and broadcasters operating globally to share, distribute and receive content with Australia.

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TNS, AAPT partner with EFTPOS services

IT Wire, Mar 5, 2013

Data communications and interoperability solutions provider, Transaction Network Services (TNS) has sealed a partnership with AAPT which it says will “dramatically reduce cost” and improve reliability for acquirers and processors operating fleets of Dial EFTPOS devices in Australia.

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TNS taps AAPT for EFTPOS network resilience

Techworld Australia, Mar 5, 2013

Transaction Network Services has partnered with AAPT to provide what the company believes is the only dual-carrier network for card-based payment transactions in Australia.

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TNS and AAPT Partner to Provide High Availability Services for Bank-Owned EFTPOS Fleets

EON, Mar 4, 2013

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has announced a partnership with AAPT which dramatically reduces cost and improves reliability for acquirers and processors operating fleets of Dial EFTPOS devices in Australia.

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TNS and AAPT Partner to Provide High Availability Services for Bank-Owned EFTPOS Fleets

www.sys-con.com, Mar 4, 2013

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has announced a partnership with AAPT which dramatically reduces cost and improves reliability for acquirers and processors operating fleets of Dial EFTPOS devices in Australia.

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TNS and AAPT Partner to Provide High Availability Services for Bank-Owned EFTPOS Fleets

MarketWatch, Mar 4, 2013

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has announced a partnership with AAPT which dramatically reduces cost and improves reliability for acquirers and processors operating fleets of Dial EFTPOS devices in Australia.

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Politics intrudes into NBN Co plans

Financial Review, Feb 26, 2013

The Coalition will use a parliamentary report to demand that NBN Co prepares plans for a change of government, as senior telecommunications executives labelled Mike Quigley’s call for a consultation into different rollout methods as a bizarre backflip.

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AGIMO picks AAPT, DiData, others for cloud service panel

Telecompaper, Feb 11, 2013

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has selected fourteen more suppliers for its Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) panel. In October last year AGIMO selected 35 suppliers and has now added fourteen more suppliers, including AAPT and Dimension Data.

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AAPT, Dimension Data added to Australian govt cloud panel

ZDNet, Feb 8, 2013

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has bumped up its list of suppliers for its Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) panel to 49.

The panel is in place to provide services such as virtual desktops, servers, disaster recovery, online collaboration tools, and managed backups to government agencies.

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eServGlobal to supply IVR system to AAPT

Telecompaper, Feb 7, 2013

Global telecommunications software vendor eServGlobal has signed a contract with Australian network provider AAPT for provision of an Interactive Voice/Video Response (IVR) system to interface with its Intelligent Network (IN) platform for prepaid subscribers. eServGlobal will supply the IVR service via its Value-Added Services (VAS) Platform. The IVR service is a standardised interactive voice/video response service.

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eServGlobal to supply VAS solution to AAPT

StockMarketWire, Feb 6, 2013

StockMarketWire.com - eServGlobal has won a new contract with Australian network provider, AAPT Limited, for provision of an interactive voice/video response solution to interface with its intelligent network platform for prepaid subscribers.

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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited: Bank takes ownership of telco

4-traders, Dec 11, 2012

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has taken 100 per cent ownership of Community Telco Australia.

Community Telco Australia was established by the Bank in 2003 to ensure it had access to telecommunication infrastructure at a viable price point to support a major regional headquarters and to extend its Community Bank® model into the telco market, said Andrew Cairns, Head of Customer Led Connections.

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AAPT ups MBE speeds to 80 Mbps

Telecompaper, Dec 5, 2012

Australian telecommunications infrastructure provider AAPT has launched its fastest Mid-Band Ethernet (MBE) service to date, with an Ethernet-over-copper service delivering up to 80 Mbps. In 2007, AAPT first launched MBE services with speeds of up to 40 Mbps. The improved service is available in 219 exchanges and the company plans to have the service available in 267 exchanges by the end of 2013.

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AAPT launches fast mid-band ethernet service

ARN, Dec 4, 2012

Telecommunications infrastructure provider, AAPT, has launched its fastest mid-band ethernet (MBE) service to date, with an ethernet-over-copper service delivering up to 80Mbps.

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AAPT delivers extreme performance with 80Mbps MBE

PRWire, Dec 4, 2012

Sydney, 4 December, 2012 - Telecommunications infrastructure company, AAPT, has launched its fastest Mid-Band Ethernet (MBE) service to date, with an Ethernet-over-copper service delivering up to 80Mbps*.

By leveraging existing copper infrastructure and doubling the maximum speed available for Mid-Band Ethernet services, AAPT's MBE is delivering a highly cost-effective, business-grade Ethernet service for metropolitan and regional businesses, without the need for fibre builds.

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AAPT delivers 80Mbps Ethernet service

ITWire, Dec 4, 2012

AAPT has launched what it says is its fastest Mid-Band Ethernet (MBE) service to date, with an Ethernet-over-copper service delivering up to 80Mbps.

AAPT says that by leveraging existing copper infrastructure and doubling the maximum speed available for MBE services it is able to deliver a cost-effective, business-grade Ethernet service for metropolitan and regional businesses, without the need for fibre builds.

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AAPT joins AWS partner network

ARN, Nov 27, 2012

Telecommunications infrastructure provider, AAPT, has become a part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner network.

It has joined the network as a technology partner, supporting the AWS Direct Connect service through its new product offering - AAPT National AWS Connect.

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AAPT joins AWS partner network

Telecompaper, Nov 27, 2012

Australian telecommunications infrastructure provider AAPT has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner network , as a technology partner in Australia, supporting AWS Direct Connect service.

AAPT's new product - AAPT National AWS Connect - will provide carrier-grade dedicated network connection to enable organisations to connect their on-premise environment to Amazon Web Services from anywhere around the country. AWS recently launched its new Sydney Region in Australia.

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AAPT provides direct pipe to Amazon Web Services

It News, Nov 27, 2012

AAPT is offering its customers dedicated, private network connectivity to Amazon Web Services infrastructure in Sydney under a new partnership with the cloud giant.

AAPT's so-called 'AWS Connect' service extends Amazon's Direct Connect product to AAPT customer infrastructure.

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AAPT's change of focus from retail to wholesale market pays off

The Australian, Nov 26, 2012

BATTLING in the same ring against the nation's giant telco Telstra is never easy.

And AAPT, the wholly owned subsidiary of Telecom New Zealand, has waged many of its battles up against the ropes.

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AAPT's shift away from retail boosts fortunes: CEO

Technology Spectator, Nov 26, 2012

AAPT's move to refocus its operations towards the business and wholesale market has seen its fortunes improve, according to the company's chief executive David Yulie, The Australian reports.

According to the newspaper, AAPT's sale of its consumer division to iiNET and its merger with fixed-line infrastructure firm Powertel has seen the company's overall performance lift.

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AAPT shift away from retail prompts reversal of fortune

Business Spectator, Nov 26, 2012

Telecommunications group AAPT's move to refocus its operations towards the business and wholesale telco market has seen its fortunes improve, according to the company's chief executive David Yulie, The Australian reports.

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AAPT, NetApp extend partnership to cloud services

ICT Procurement, Nov 22, 2012

Telecommunications service provider AAPT is now offering medium to large enterprise customers cloud services following the expansion of its 10-year partnership with NetApp.

According to AAPT CEO David Yuile, customers have access to high speed cloud-based services, underpinned by the carrier’s network, which offer lower costs and greater flexibility than on-premise IT services.

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AAPT, NetApp extend partnership to cloud services

Computerworld Australia, Nov 22, 2012

Telecommunications service provider AAPT is now offering medium to large enterprise customers cloud services following the expansion of its 10-year partnership with NetApp.

According to AAPT CEO David Yuile, customers have access to high speed cloud-based services, underpinned by the carrier's network, which offer lower costs and greater flexibility than on-premise IT services.

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AAPT, NetApp extend partnership to cloud services

ICT Procurement, Nov 22, 2012

Telecommunications service provider AAPT is now offering medium to large enterprise customers cloud services following the expansion of its 10-year partnership with NetApp.

According to AAPT CEO David Yuile, customers have access to high speed cloud-based services, underpinned by the carrier's network, which offer lower costs and greater flexibility than on-premise IT services.

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AAPT buys DSL provider Nextep

Connecting The Australian Channel, Nov 15, 2012

Staff cuts not expected.

AAPT has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with NEC that will see it buy out NEC's Nextep DSL business for an undisclosed sum.

“We have a strong tendency to do partnerships with ICT companies," AAPT chief executive David Yuille said.

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AAPT acquires NEC's Nextep business

ARN, Nov 15, 2012

Telecommunications company, AAPT, will purchase NEC Australia's Nextep DSL business for an undisclosed sum.

In a statement, AAPT, said it was part of a long-term strategic alliance between the two companies, which sees them working together on several partnership opportunities.

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AAPT to acquire Nextep from NEC

Computerworld Techworld, Nov 15, 2012

AAPT announced it has agreed to acquire the Nextep DSL business from NEC Australia. The deal is part of a long-term partnership between AAPT and NEC, AAPT said.

The companies declined to say how much AAPT will pay for Nextep, which is a wholesale broadband provider. The company expects to complete the deal by 30 November.

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AAPT acquires DSL provider Nextep

IT News, Nov 15, 2012

AAPT has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with NEC that will see it buy out NEC’s Nextep DSL business for an undisclosed sum.

“We have a strong tendency to do partnerships with ICT companies," AAPT chief executive David Yuille told iTnews.

According to Yuille, it was important for NEC to do a deal with a company it could partner with, rather than compete with.

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AAPT to buy NEC's Nextep DSL business

Telecompaper, Nov 14, 2012

Australian business telecommunications infrastructure company AAPT will acquire NEC Australia's Nextep DSL business for an undisclosed amount. The move is part of a long-term strategic alliance between the two organisations. Under the agreement, both parties will work together on several partnership opportunities, combining AAPT's network and NEC's technology and managed ICT portfolio. AAPT will also acquire the Nextep DSL business of NEC.

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NEC sells Nextep to AAPT

ZEDNet, Nov 14, 2012

APT has announced that it will acquire NEC's DSL wholesale company Nextep for an undisclosed amount.

The Telecom New Zealand subsidiary announced today that it will pick up Nextep as part of a "long-term strategic alliance" between AAPT and NEC.

Nextep has DSLAMs spread out across the country, including the 62 that it has rolled out in regional areas of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Western Australia as part of the Australian government's Regional Backbone Blackspots Program.

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AAPT set to buy Nextep assets

Commsday.com, Nov 13, 2012

AAPT is believed to be on the brink of buying up the infrastructure assets of NEC Australia’s Nextep arm, a deal that would see both parties reap significant benefits.

CommsDay has learned that NEC Australia has been exploring the possibility of divesting its wholesale service provider division for weeks if not months, with an announcement now imminent. The sale of Nextep to AAPT would allow NEC to focus on its core objective of dominating the services space, while also turbocharging AAPT's ongoing infrastructure expansion and national wholesale broadband strategy.

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FTTN makes sense for NBN, AAPT says

PC Advisor, Nov 7, 2012

It makes more sense to roll out fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) for the National Broadband Network (NBN) than the government's current fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) approach, according to the CEO of internet service provider AAPT.

David Yuile told Computerworld Australia that while consumers may prefer FTTP, rolling out FTTN is more economical.

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NBN business products fill the gap: AAPT

ZDNet, Nov 7, 2012

AAPT will use the NBN to offer business products in parts of Australia where it had otherwise been very expensive, the company said today.

Telecommunications company AAPT's Product Head Nick Pachos has said that the company's aim is to fully integrate its existing business services offering into the National Broadband Network (NBN) and bring services to customers in new areas.

Pachos made the comments at an NBN Co business breakfast in Sydney this morning, showcasing the government-owned company's wholesale business product. NBN Co's business service allows retail service providers to offer customers the ability to have up to 50 voice services over the fibre network, as well as support service 7 days a week. The upload and download speeds offered to businesses today match what is offered to consumers; between 12 megabits per second (Mbps) down/ 1Mbps up and 100Mbps down and 40Mbps up.

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NBN targets Australia's small businesses

Adam Bender (Computerworld), Nov 6, 2012

Solo companies may not understand NBN benefits, says Flying Solo founder.

Many small businesses may not understand the benefits of NBN, despite many plans on the way targeting 2 million such companies in Australia, according to Flying Solo founder, Robert Gerrish.

At a media conference today, NBN Co provided more pricing and timing details for its business plans. It also emphasised that several ISPs will resell the plans targeting small, medium and large businesses.

While NBN has many benefits for small businesses, including increased ability to collaborate and flexibility to work in remote areas, “there’s a lot of people who just aren’t thinking about it yet,” said Flying Solo founder Robert Gerrish. “Overall, I think there needs to be a lot more education.”

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FTTN makes sense for NBN, AAPT says

Stephanie McDonald (Computerworld), Nov 6, 2012

AAPT CEO says that while there may be some public support for employing FTTP in the National Broadband Network rolling out FTTN is more economical.

It makes more sense to roll out fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) for the National Broadband Network (NBN) than the government's current fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) approach, according to the CEO of internet service provider AAPT.

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Queensland Health wins major IT excellence award

The Australian, May 24, 2012

QUEENSLAND Health, which had been reeling from massive problems with its payroll system, has hit back by snaring a major industry-wide IT award presented last night at CeBIT.

The excellence in eGovernment awards in information technology were presented at a celebratory dinner last night at CeBIT, a major national information technology show this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

AAPT won the Business Award for Service Distinction for its customer charter service platform, CSIRO won the Business Award for Innovation for its patient admission and prediction tool while the federal Department of Human Services’ corporate processes and system integration project won the business award for outstanding project category.

 

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AAPT plans Windows, Linux cloud

It News, Jun 5, 2012

Content delivery, bandwidth bundled.

AAPT has revealed plans to launch Windows and Linux-based virtual machines as part of its cloud infrastructure offering in a bid to more heavily compete with local and global cloud providers.

The Telecom NZ-owned telco has sold a Solaris-as-a-service product since March 2011, which AAPT chief executive David Yuile told iTnews had garnered interest from telcos looking to host their own enterprise-grade software.

 

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Network Equipment Technologies Gains SIP Trunking Certification With AAPT

Marketwire, Oct 3, 2011

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that its UX Series with Session Border Controller (SBC), a qualified gateway for Microsoft Lync Server 2010, is now certified to work with AAPT's SIP trunking service.

AAPT is 100% owned by Telecom New Zealand. The company's SIP voice service is a SIP trunking solution, allowing customers with an IP-enabled PBX or SIP gateway device to connect to AAPT via Ethernet and have their telephony traffic carried via IP utilizing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), providing a far more scaleable alternative to traditional ISDN.

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AAPT joins Oracle to grab service market

The Australian, Aug 2, 2011

TELECOMMUNICATIONS provider AAPT has made a play for the burgeoning infrastructure-as-a-service market by teaming up with software giant Oracle to offer a new service based on the latter's Solaris operating system.

Dubbed Solaris-as-a-service, the product will be aimed at medium to large businesses, says AAPT chief David Yuile.

By using the cloud-based service, customers will not have to buy and maintain their own IT infrastructure, Mr Yuile said. AAPT was a long-time Oracle enterprise customer.

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AAPT deploys IPscape cloud based call centre technology

IT Wire, Mar 16, 2011

AAPT has chosen IPscape's cloud based contact centre technology for both its wholesale and business customer contract centres.

Up to 225 agents accessing the IPscape contact centre technology in the cloud from various locations across Australia.

AAPT is billing it as the latest move towards cloud based provision of IT services to "deliver agility and business value": it follows AAPT's decision to migrate its email to Google's Gmail in late 2009.  "IPscape is the second AAPT enterprise level service replacing on-premise systems with cloud technology," the company said.

AAPT COO David Yuile said: "The days of complex, expensive legacy IT systems are numbered. Innovative, secure cloud solutions from companies like Google and IPscape allow us to be more agile and responsive at lower cost."

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AAPT to expand into infrastructure-as-a-service

IT News, Mar 15, 2011

Diversifies hosted business beyond Google's enterprise platform.
Business telco AAPT has revealed plans to launch storage and server infrastructure-as-a-service products.
The telco also planned to expand its range of software-as-a-service offerings beyond the Google Apps for Enterprise suite it had offered since December 2009.
Chief operations officer David Yuile told iTnews the telco planned a "higher-end" hosted storage service as well as what he called "Solaris-as-a-service"

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Fashion group drops dial-up connections

IT News, Nov 10, 2010

Upgrades to AAPT IP VPN.
Retail giant Special Fashion Group has upgraded dial-up links to its 850 stores nationwide to ADSL.

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AAPT to roll out virtual Windows 7 desktops

IT News, Oct 25, 2010

Weans staff off BlackBerry in favour of Android.
AAPT has revealed plans to migrate staff  to a "deskless" IT environment, using virtualised desktop instances running on laptops and thin-client devices.
The business telco will roll out a virtual Windows 7 desktop environment next month that staff will be able to access either on laptops or on Samsung 'thin client' LCD devices located around the telco's offices.

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AAPT to push ahead with fibre network upgrade

IT News, Aug 20, 2010

Telecom NZ has decided to push ahead with an upgrade of AAPT's national fibre network, to help the soon-to-be wholesale and business-only carrier compete in an NBN world.

Telecom chief Paul Reynolds told financial analysts today that "best capacity, lowest price deployment [was] absolutely vital" for its Australian business to enable it to "compete and work effectively in the NBN world that's emerging over the ditch."

"We've got one of the best fibre networks in Australia and so we're upgrading it," he said.

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AAPT deploys Gmail for corporate email

IT News, Jul 13, 2010

Phase two of Google Apps migration.
AAPT has migrated its 1200 users from Outlook to Google's Gmail.
The telco's chief operations officer David Yuile (pictured) told iTnews the switch was completed yesterday following a two-month trial involving 250 users.

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Tech execs brave the cold for charity

IT News, Jun 18, 2010

Senior technology executives joined 684 other CEO's and Government officials in a sleep out under the stars last night to raise money for homeless Australians.
The CEO Sleepout, run by the St Vincent De Paul Society since 2006, has raised some $2.6 million for the charity with a coordinated event in most Australian capital cities overnight.
Among the participants roughing it with a piece of cardboard for a bed and a cup of soup for dinner was AAPT chief executive Paul Broad

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AAPT streamlines business product creation with ActiveVOS

IT Wire, Apr 16, 2010

AAPT has implemented Active Endpoints' ActiveVOS business process management (BPM) platform to streamline the creation and delivery of its range of carrier and business grade communications services.
These include point-to-point ethernet, layer 2 VPN, Internet access, IP virtual private networks and SIP trunking services. (..)
David Yuile, AAPT's COO told ExchangeDaily: "ActiveVOS is a very important because it allows us to deliver a high degree of automation." for our products which means quicker and more error-free delivery, and the complexity of these products needs to be obscured from the customer."

"We launched carrier services some time ago. We have recently launched Business E-Line [point to point ethernet] and E-Lan [point to multipoint ethernet] and we are about to launch carrier E-Line and E-Lan. We are already delivering these services as trials. We have an IP-VPN product we are launching as well."

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AAPT teams with EdgeCast to offer content delivery network

IT Wire, Apr 15, 2010

AAPT and content delivery network operator, EdgeCast Networks, have formed a partnership under which AAPT will market EdgeCast's services in Australia and provide communications facilities to support the delivery of EdgeCast's services in Australia.
According to AAPT, the EdgeCast service eliminates the need for Australian content providers to invest in costly infrastructure and agreements with numerous global CDNs for overseas content distribution.

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AAPT’s journey to going Google

Official Google Australia Blog, Nov 3, 2009

CONTENT TEASER: As a challenger telco in the competitive Australian market, AAPT has worked closely with Google in the past couple of years to get the most out of the technology opportunities available to us - using search in smarter ways, and using Google Maps and Google Earth when it has made sense as a way to better visualise and plan our operations and communications with customers.

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AAPT network upgrade boosts mid-band Ethernet

IT News, Apr 22, 2009

AAPT has completed a $30 million upgrade to its core IP network and MPLS edge that will enable more automated provisioning and guarantee performance on midband Ethernet connections.

 

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