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Vision Network boosts broadband speeds and signs on new retailers

Vision Network, a TPG Telecom company, has boosted the availability of superfast download speeds to 295,000 premises and welcomed a raft of new retail service providers to its ranks.

Four new retail service providers (RSPs), including wholesale aggregator Wireline, Capti and MyOwnTel, have signed with Vision Network, enabling them to deliver superfast broadband services to more than 400,000 residential premises passed by Vision Network.

With the addition of four new RSPs, Vision Network now has more than 10 wholesale customers ready to service their customers across 70 retail internet brands.

“As Australia’s largest non-NBN broadband wholesale operator, we are passionate about the possibilities that superfast broadband can unlock,” said Vision Network’s newly appointed Managing Director Jonathon Purbrick.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new retail service providers and look forward to helping them deliver greater competition and choice for customers over our high-speed networks.”

The addition of new service providers comes as Vision Network continues to upgrade the speed and capability of its wholesale broadband services and as it connects new buildings to its network across Australia.

Since launching G.Fast technology on its Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) network last year, Vision Network has now enabled near-gigabit speeds across 83 per cent of its FTTB footprint. Vision Network has also upgraded its Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network in Victoria to enable download speeds of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps).

“The future of home broadband will be all about speed. We continue to upgrade our network technologies so we can enable our partners to deliver the services customers need to thrive in the digital age,” Mr Purbrick said.

Vision Network operates four superfast broadband networks including HFC in Geelong, Ballarat and Mildura, Victoria; FTTB and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) in metropolitan Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth; and Fibre to-the-Node (FTTN) services in Canberra, ACT.

The wholesale broadband provider offers a range of superfast broadband plans, from entry level plans of 25 megabits per second, to download speeds up to 1Gbps in its G.Fast and HFC footprint.

“Unlike other broadband wholesalers, we want to support the full speed requirements of customers at competitive prices. From entry level 25/5 to blazing fast G.Fast and near-gigabit speeds, we have the full range of broadband services to meet all customers’ connectivity needs,” Mr Purbrick said.

New management team unveiled
To support its growth, Vision Network recently revamped its management team with the appointment of Jonathon Purbrick to lead the wholesaler, Brendan Wilson as Growth Lead and Brintha Janahan as Operations Lead.

The three new appointees join from TPG Telecom where Mr Purbrick spent the last 13 years across Finance and Technology.

Mr Purbrick brings strong experience in working with partners and suppliers to create and operationalise managed services and has taken lead roles in commercial negotiations for TPG Telecom.

Sign-up bonuses on offer
Vision Network is rolling out a range of promotions to its retail service providers and wholesale aggregators so they can help customers switch to a superfast broadband future.

The promotions include a 100 per cent discount for the cost to connect to Vision Network’s Point of Interconnect (POI) locations, and a 100 per cent discount for the monthly network-to-network interface (NNI) charge for the first NNI order made by each RSP. These charges will both be waived until the end of 2023.

Vision Network will also offer a range of activation credits for new connections on selected plans, as well as waiving access service installation fees for Vision Network installed services for the remainder of 2023.

“These promotions are a great way for retail service providers to jump on our network and start offering superfast broadband speeds across our footprint of more than 400,000 premises,” Mr Wilson said.

“As we continue to engage with many retail service providers, it is clear the market is hungry for high-speed, NBN alternatives.”

CT Bureau

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