The Ripple Effect

Posted on August 06, 2015

Pond Ripple

Have you ever thrown a pebble into a pond and watched the waves it makes? This is known as the ripple effect and it's a phenomenon that can be used to explain the growing impact of Vocus' merger with Amcom on the Australian telecommunications industry.

The companies certainly made a splash on the 15th of June when shareholders voted in favour of the merger. Now the telco giant is able to offer even more choice for Vocus' diverse customer base through added product integration launched 6th August 2015.

Vocus broadened its product base with three new products adapted from the Amcom product suite - Ethernet Multipoint, SIP Trunks and IP WAN services. The three new products will allow greater choice for Vocus' increasingly diverse customer base, offering the full spectrum of network and data needs.

Ethernet Multipoint

The introduction of Ethernet Multipoint means Vocus 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 national Ethernet Multipoint service (E-LAN) delivers high-speed network connectivity, easily linking multiple office locations and data centres across 11,000 km of fibre. Ethernet Multipoint allows businesses and enterprise to scale their bandwidth as their business grows with speed options ranging up to 1Gbps to most parts of Australia and up to 10Gbps along Vocus' ever growing fibre footprint.

IP WAN services

Managed IP WAN means customers that don't want to be network experts can leave the entire network to Vocus. With a fully monitored and managed Layer 3 network, Vocus IP WAN offers bandwidth speed options up to 10Gbps. The service is combined with a web monitoring portal delivering dynamic current performance and consumption of data. A self-managed IP WAN is also available.

SIP Trunks

Vocus SIP Trunks can provide the benefit of over 12 years' experience running a highly available voice network, while reducing the total cost of Voice over traditional ISDN services. This technology allows the introduction of unified communication features into the business, including high-definition video, extension calling, and device integration such as screen sharing.

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