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  • Australian SOHO Business to get unlimited access to the NBN - Press Release, Dec 4, 2013

     

     

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    PRESS RELEASE- December 4, 2013

    Australian SOHO Business to get unlimited access to the NBN

     

    Making the NBN accessible to small businesses is the aim of a new range of plans introduced by Australian ISP, AusBBS (Australian Broadband Services).

    "AusBBS likes to be the first mover in the NBN space and today we are announcing our SOHO range," explained Rob Appel, CEO AusBBS. "Apart from being the first NBN ISP to offer 100mbps unlimited plans for small business, we are overlaying the NBN fibre tails with a full suite of network management tools."

    Australian small business and power users can now leverage the full potential of the NBN and benefit from AusBBS's aggressive pricing.  Clients can select from three simple data and phone bundles tailored to fit the needs of small business, or, compile their own package from the unbundled menu.  Importantly AusBBS have chosen to extend unlimited usage plans on all current NBN speeds to the small business market.

    The new bundled plans start from just $100 per month for NBN SOHO Basic (25/10 Mb/s inc SOHO Voice and static IP) to $155 per month for NBN SOHO Premium (100/40 Mb/s inc SOHO Voice and static IP).  Unbundled data packs start at $70 per month (inc static IPs). Optional extras include hosted firewalls, netflow monitoring, hosted PBX, VPNs, DNS, email management, IP blocks and first level business grade support.

    For SOHO businesses outside the NBN footprint AusBBS have also launched a range of similarly priced plans built on the ADSL network.

    “We are excited to be the first in the SOHO market with NBN unlimited plans for the higher speed tiers. This sector is set to be one of the main beneficiaries of the NBN roll out with access to industrial grade speeds. These services previously would have cost them thousands of dollars each month and are now well within the reach of the average small business. Telecommuting is a huge growth area for SOHO and staff working from home need the speed stability and extra services that these plans offer.  Uses include video conferencing, cloud based data collaborations, and IP based security requiring static IPs," explained Appel.

    NBNCo has announced that additional speed tiers of 250Mbps and higher for business will be released in December. AusBBS intends to pass these options onto data intense business and corporate customers when they become available.  
     
     “For most of the SOHO market speeds of up to 100/40Mbps are more than adequate.   Until now small businesses operating in NBN areas have had nothing but residential services to choose from. The AusBBS SOHO offer includes business grade features and support while only charging a small premium. These plans provide small business with stable, optical fibre performance with additional features like static IP and business grade phone services," said Appel.  

    This is the latest in a series of market leading announcements from this Australian owned start up. AusBBS was the first NBN ISP to offer households high speed unlimited NBN plans. It is the first Australian ISP that is truly cloud based and offers a range of highly competitive plans to suit all internet users.

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    AusBBS (www.AusBBS.com.au) is an Australian owned business designed to leverage the capacity of the NBN to develop Australia''s first fully cloud based ISP. Lower operating costs will be reflected in lower access prices, to be passed on to all customers as they connect to the NBN..

    For more information contact:

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  • Election threatens NBN connection costs - Press Release, Sep 2, 2013

     

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    PRESS RELEASE- September 2, 2013

    Election threatens NBN connection costs - AusBBS offer deal to sign up now

    Whoever wins the election next Saturday it will be a turning point for the NBN. If the Coalition wins it is not entirely clear how much households will have to pay if they want to connect to the fibre network.  

    Currently NBN Co (the company rolling out the NBN) will install a fibre optic cable right into your home for free. After next Saturday you may have to pay a fee and there are rumours that it could be up to $4,000 or more.

    Will free install cease immediately? Are currently active areas exempt to the installation fee? There are no clear answers but even homes already passed by the roll out could find themselves with a hefty bill when they decide to connect.

    If you are lucky enough to live in an NBN active area don't take the risk, connect today. Or at least that is the advice from NBN provider AusBBS. “Our NBN plans, especially our unlimited access plans, have proved very popular but many potential customers often find themselves locked in on contracts with their ADSL provider," explained AusBBS CEO, Rob Appel.

    "For these customers moving to the NBN can mean wasting money on hefty termination fees. With the election looming we wanted to do something to help these customers make the move and enjoy the full benefits of fibre all the way to their homes," said Appel.

    The offer will run through September, AusBBS will cover termination costs up to $200 when a customer signs up to any Unlimited NBN plan. Eligible customers will have a credit for the termination cost amount placed in their new AusBBS account.

    AusBBS wants to encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of the fibre to the premises network while they still can.

    Termination fees are used in many contracts to make it difficult to change between Internet Service Providers. This has been used as a disincentive to move by the larger ISPs.  By taking on that cost AusBBS is allowing Australians to take advantage of the higher speeds and more flexible plan structures without paying the extra cost of switching. "Terminate today, get super fast NBN right into your home and save in the long run."

    AusBBS is the first Australian ISP that is truly cloud based and offers a range of highly competitive plans to suit all internet users. AusBBS is the first NBN ISP to offer high speed unlimited NBN plans.

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    Rob Appel
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  • NBN ISP enters Private Network Estates - Press Release, Aug 19, 2013

     

     

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    PRESS RELEASE- August 19, 2013

    NBN ISP AusBBS partners with Service Elements

    AusBBS, the NBN ISP, has announced a deal to make its services available over the private optical fibre network owned by Service Element (SE). Over 60,000 homes have already been passed by the fibre network and orders from some of Australia's leading development companies, including Meriton, Satterley and Lend Lease, to pass over 100,000 homes within the next year.

    The deal means customers located within the Service Elements fibre footprint can access a range of AusBBS's unique plans currently only available through the NBN, including speeds up to 100/40 Mb/s, Caps and Pay As You Go data options and phone.

    "With over 30 estates in WA already installed, and a large pipeline of new estates coming on board over the next 12 months, the SE network represents a substantial additional market for our services.  We are particularly excited about replicating our NBN offering on the SE optical fibre footprint in a way that will give customers in those areas a real choice in service providers,” commented AusBBS CEO Rob Appel.

    "We are pleased to welcome AusBBS as our newest Retail Service Provider (RSP).  In a largely uniform industry AusBBS has set itself apart with an innovative approach to fibre broadband that will provide our customers with real choice,"  said Rowan Morrison,  General Manager of Service Elements.

    Independently owned fibre networks are in the spotlight at the moment with their future likely to be significantly impacted by the Federal election. If Labor win, and the NBN continues as planned, independent operators face the possibility of overbuilding, with the NBN roll out duplicating homes passed. If the Liberal Party win and the NBN is scaled back to fibre to the node, the existing independent operators expect a clearer path; with their fibre to the premises product read to go. Interestingly, assuming Labor's  anti cherry-picking legislation survives, the consumer will win in either event; with all new fibre networks compelled to operate as wholesale only. Households will be able to select the internet, phone, pay TV, security and other services that suit their needs from a wide range of providers. 

    “As the Federal Election looms, the NBN faces an uncertain future.  RSPs like AusBBS are dealing with that uncertainty and risk at the coalface. This deal with Service Elements allows us to diversify our network supply arrangements into super fast fibre households,” concluded Appel.

    AusBBS is the first Australian ISP that is truly cloud based and offers a range of highly competitive plans to suit all internet users. AusBBS is the first NBN ISP to offer high speed unlimited NBN plans.

     

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  • NBN Phone Gap Plugged - Press Release, August 5, 2013

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    PRESS RELEASE- August 5, 2013

    New Generation NBN ISP bundles Old World Phone Service

    If you are thinking about connecting to the NBN you have probably heard lots about the benefits of high speed access to the internet. But what happens to your phone service?

    Connecting to the NBN will eventually mean giving up your copper phone line and moving to a VoIP service delivered via optical fibre.  But did you know that NBN offers a dedicated voice line called Uni-V?  Problem is, in many areas Uni-V is not yet available so what do you do in the meantime?  The choice has been to take an Over The Top (OTT) VoIP service which will share bandwidth with your internet activity (at busy times, voice services can suffer... or stutter) and will require an expensive digital handset, or, hang on to your existing phone line with its old world line rental costs. Not great options.  

    AusBBS has introduced an NBN + PSTN bundle to take care of customers in this situation until the NBN Uni-V port is available in their area.  This bundle subsidizes your current line rental by more than 50% (equivalent to VoIP pricing) and then migrates your service, along with your phone number at no cost, to the Uni V dedicated voice port as soon as it becomes available. 

    "While OTT VoIP services are cheap and rich in features, the simple fact is that these products don't have a great reputation and most people are reluctant to rely on them for their main phone service," said Rob Appel, CEO AusBBS, an NBN ISP. 

    "Australians want a secure and reliable phone service and for that to happen voice needs dedicated bandwidth," continued Appel.

    AusBBS already offers the NBN Uni V service in some areas, but currently only one NBN aggregator is offering the service so it is not available in many areas (Coffs Harbour for example).  Until it is the NBN + PSTN bundle gives those customers a cost effective option now and a hassel free migration to Uni-V when it is available. 

    "Perhaps the best thing about this service is that when bundled with and NBN unlimited usage service the customer will only pay $9.95 a month for line rental, compared with the typical $25 - $30 with other providers," said Appel. 

    As soon as it becomes available AusBBS guarantees it will migrate users to the Uni-V phone port on the NBN. Currently only a small number of Australians are lucky enough to live in an area where they can take advantage of this port, but this will change as the NBN roll out accelerates and more aggregators decide it is time to support Uni-V. For a range of reasons this support has been slow in coming. 

    AusBBS are bundling the subsidized PSTN phone service with their unlimited plans. Customers simply choose between three speeds of service, the 25 Mbps plan costs $99.95 per month, the 50 Mbps is $109.95 and the 50 Mbps plan costs $119.95. The monthly price includes line rental. Local and national calls are just 16 cents and calls to mobiles are charged at 27 cents per minute. For $15 more customers can get unlimited local and national calls.

    AusBBS is the first Australian ISP that is truly cloud based and offers a range of highly competitive plans to suit all internet users.

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    For more information contact:

    Rob Appel
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  • New Generation NBN ISP AusBBS utilises Facebook - Press Release July 22, 2013

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    PRESS RELEASE- July 22, 2013

    New Generation NBN ISP AusBBS utilises Facebook

    AusBBS has integrated “Login with Facebook” into its sign up process.  

    The use of Facebook Login to create an ISP account is another Australian first for AuBBS, the NBN ISP according to Rob Appel, CEO. "Facebook logins are common on content and social sites, but local established internet service providers have been slow, or perhaps just unwilling, to integrate social media within their sign up processes."

     

    With consumers transacting into an ever growing list of online sites, remembering logins and passwords has become a real challenge and an increasing frustration.

    "We see Facebook Login integration as a first step to delivering all the benefits of universal login and opening our processes to the to massive social media networks that have led other categories to embrace openID and Login with Facebook," explained Appel.

     

    Facebook Login allows new customers to create an AusBBS account using their existing Facebook account and opens up social media communication opportunities for both the customer and the company.

     

    AusBBS is the first Australian ISP that is truly cloud based and offers a range of highly competitive plans to suit all internet users. AusBBS is the first NBN ISP to offer high speed unlimited NBN plans.

     

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    For more information contact:

     

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    ABN. 97 460 723 354

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  • AusBBS to Attend T.H.E. Exchange in Coffs Harbour on July 20

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    AusBBS has announced it will be exhibiting in Coffs Harbour at this years  T.H.E Exchange (Technology, Health & Education) on July 20.  Come in and meet us and take a look and the unique range of NBN services we have on offer.

    Register for free and come at meet us there.

    T.H.E Exchange aims to showcase the benefits of high speed broadband and is the only event of its kind on the Mid North Coast. The event has been held in Coffs Harbour for the past 2 years and has been so successful that scaled versions of the event will be held in Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey, Taree & Port Macquarie in 2013.

    The free event, organised by Regional Development Australia – Mid North Coast, will see speakers and exhibitors demonstrate the benefits of higher broadband speeds and the use of technology to businesses, individuals and the entire community on the Mid North Coast.

    T.H.E. Exchange will be open from 9am – 4pm in Coffs Harbour and 10am – 6pm in every other location and is free for businesses and the community to attend. It will provide information and hands on demonstrations on how the NBN works and how it can benefit you.

    Find out more at T.H.E Exchange Website.

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    AusBBS (www.AusBBS.com.au) is an Australian owned business designed to leverage the capacity of the NBN to develop Australia''s first fully cloud based ISP. Lower operating costs will be reflected in lower access prices, to be passed on to all customers as they connect to the NBN.

     

    For more information contact:

    Rob Appel

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    w. www.ausbbs.com.au
    ABN. 97 460 723 354

     
  • NBN Unlimited - "bill shock" solved - Press Release May 27, 2013

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    PRESS RELEASE- May 27, 2013

    For the first time Australians can access the top NBN speed tiers with genuinely unlimited usage plans.

     

    Watching video on the internet can be fun, at least until you get your bill. With National Broadband Network (NBN) beginning to reach Australian homes "bill shock" is a serious threat to household budgets right across the country.

    To address this issue AusBBS (Australian Broadband Services Pty Limited) has introduced a new range of unlimited usage plans for optical fibre connections. Customers simply choose the speed of access they require and then pay one low fixed price every month. For 25 Mbps the fee is $90 per month, 50 Mbps costs $100 and the top speed of 100 Mbps costs $110.  

     

    Other NBN internet providers offer plans with a data limit or on peak restrictions but video can chew though that allowance in minutes. When this happens the provider will start charging more, or they might slow the service right down for the rest of the month, making going on the internet a bore. With the NBN delivering high speed access it is very easy for users to get carried away and watch hours of video online, chewing vast amounts of data.

    "Traditional internet plans, that allow a certain amount of data usage per month, just aren't suitable for many people using the NBN, particularly families. Often family members might want to download different videos at the same time, pushing data consumption up," explained Rob Appel, CEO AusBBS.

    "Our customers want to be able to relax and enjoy the benefits of multi-device super fast internet without having to worry about the bill. Most people would have no idea how big the file was for the last YouTube video they watched and we don't think they should need to worry about it.  At AusBBS we can now give customers the option to pay a flat rate price, sit back and let the whole family use the NBN as much as they want for the whole month," said Appel.

     

    These new plans complement AusBBS Pay As You Go plans, which allow users with average or irregular internet use to simply pay for what they use. Customers select the speed of service they want and only pay for the data they actually use. AusBBS plans include the first 10GB of usage, after that data costs 85c per GB up to 25GB, then 40c per GB up to 100GB and just 1c per GB after that.
     
    NBN PAYG access fees are $42.95 for 25 Mbps, $52.95 for 50 Mbps, and $62.95 for 100 Mbps (ADSL2+ PAYG available for $29.95).

    "However much someone needs to use the internet we now have a highly competitive plan for them, so Australians never need to suffer "bill shock" again, plus all our plans are backed by free Australian based support," said Appel.

     

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    For more information contact:

    Rob Appel
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    m. +61 (0)412 566 251
    w. www.ausbbs.com.au
    ABN. 97 460 723 354

     
  • AusBBS Releases PAYG Naked DSL - Announcement, March 11, 2013

     

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    AusBBS Releases Comprehensive Range of Naked DSL Plans 

    Announcement - March 11, 2013
     

    AusBBS is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive range of Naked DSL plans.  The Naked DSL services will be available to customers on metro exchanges.  Plans include competitive cap rates and a Pay As You Go offering which, combined with the removal of line rental charges, offers a new level of flexibility for Naked customers.

    Prices on casual contracts start at $50 /mo for PAYG, $52.95 /mo for a 50GB cap, $61.95 /mo for 200GB, $79.95 /mo for 500GB and $102.95 /mo for 1TB. 

    The AusBBS Naked DSL range can be viewed at ausbbs.com.au/Naked-DSL .


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  • Social Media Drives NBN ISP Pricing - Press Release, November 12, 2012

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    PRESS RELEASE- November 12, 2012
     
    Crowdsourced feedback has persuaded cloud based ISP AusBBS (Australian Broadband Services Pty Limited) to update  its Pay As You Go Internet pricing announced just  last month.   

    The company is using social media to gauge the response to its NBN offering and intends to respond rapidly to customer needs.

    “Our original PAYG pricing targeted average Australian users needing around 35GB  per month,” explained AusBBS CEO, Rob Appel. “We assumed heavier users would prefer to stick with data caps but social media feedback told us otherwise. Dedicated internet users found in places like Whirlpool, or on Lifehacker were not impressed with the original higher rates for heavier use. We recognise these users are important opinion leaders who will be early adopters of the NBN as it rolls out across Australia and we welcome their interest in our innovative pricing approach.” 

    The company launched Australia’s first pay as you go (PAYG) post paid internet plans in October. Customers can select the speed of service they want and only pay for the data they actually use. AusBBS plans have now been revised so the base price includes the first 10GB of usage, up from just 1GB at launch. After that data costs have been radically adjusted to 85c per GB up to 25GB and then 40c per GB up to 100GB and just 1c per GB after that.
      
    Updated NBN PAYG access fees are $42.95 for 25 Mbps , $52.95 for 50 Mbps, and $62.95 for 100 Mbps (ADSL2+ PAYG available for $29.95). All AusBBS PAYG plans include the first 10 GB of usage, with additional data charged on the same tiered rates.
    As part of the revision AusBBS has dropped NBN 12 Mbps plans due to insufficient interest in sub ADSL2+ speed. 

     “The new pricing opens up AusBBS PAYG Internet to a broader target,” said Appel. “The vast majority of the population are using significantly less than 100GB so the new plans offer almost everyone a competitive pay as you go alternative to traditional caps. And with the 1c rate above 100GB, occasional usage blow outs will not lead to bill shock.”

    “Online feedback is an invaluable tool for a challenger brand like ours. We are delighted that high end users have shown interest in our plans and we are pleased to adapt our pricing to accommodate their needs,” explained Appel.

    PAYG Internet allows customers to save when their usage is light in any month. If a customer uses more data one month they don’t get penalised, or need to change plans, to get a higher data allowance, they simply pay for what they use. 

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  • NBN rollout creates Ultra Flexible Pricing - Press Release, October 9, 2012

    AusBBS (Australian Broadband Services Pty Limited), has launched live customer trials that include Australia's first post paid, pay as you go (PAYG) internet plans.

    "We are breaking the 80/20 rule," said AusBBS CEO Rob Appel. "ISPs know that around 80% of their subscribers will use only 20% of their data cap and price accordingly. Our goal is to be honest with subscribers by allowing them to pay for what they actually use."

    AusBBS has introduced a new fully outsourced business structure however end users are likely to be most interested in its product line up.

    "If you are searching for an ISP you have surprising little choice at the product level. Most fixed line ISPs just offer a set range of speeds and data allowances (cap plans). Consumers find it hard to guess how much internet they actually need and often people end up paying for far more than they actually use. In fact many cap plans boast huge data allowances, way beyond what most of their customers will ever use. That is the key to profitability with data caps.  If every customer used their full allowance the ISPs would run at a huge loss."

    "The most recent ACMA report showed an average usage per subscriber of 25GB. Even with usage growing rapidly, the average user is a long way from 100GB, 500GB, and 1000GB cap tiers set by traditional ISPs. Caps are better suited the top 10% heavy users and offer little in the way of flexibility."

    "In a typical household, usage can change dramatically over time, sometimes the kids are on school holidays and usage goes up, sometimes the entire family goes away and there is no usage at all. With traditional ISPs the family will continue to pay the same data allowance fee no matter how often they are using the internet and, in fact, with many providers they might get a nasty bill shock if they go over their data allowance," explained Appel.

    AusBBS aims to shake up the market by launching a range of flexible plans designed to allow average users to pick the speed they want and then simply pay for what they use. Starting at $39.95 for the NBN 12 Mbps plan, which includes the first GB of usage, users pay 85 cents a GB for the first 10 GB used and then just 40 cents for each additional GB. Usage prices are the same for all plans, no matter what the speed.

    NBN 25 Mbps plan starts at $46.95 per month and the top speed plan (NBN 100 Mbps) starts at $59.95, with all plans including the first GB.

    In addition to the NBN optical fibre services AusBBS has today launched PAYG and cap plans for ADSL2+ in NBN scheduled areas. Voice services offering substantial savings are also available for the trial. 

    "These plans are significantly different from what is on offer from the other providers. While we are offering a range of capped plans, suitable for heavy users, to provide our customers with a real choice, we expect our pay as you go plans to be the most popular. We are combining the flexibility of the prepay market with a pricing structure normally reserved for fixed contract customers," said Appel.

    A trio of internet veterans are behind the new service, Rob Appel, Ian McGregor and Andy Kent. All three having been employed as senior executives with OzEmail, Australia''s first major ISP, which dominated the local market in the late nineties.

    "Some people wonder why we want to launch another ISP at a time when the market appears to be saturated," said McGregor, Director, AusBBS. 

    "We realised a while ago that the NBN changes everything, it is a disruptive infrastructure adjustment, offering to level the playing field throwing the ISP market wide open. By engineering our business from the ground up, and fully exploiting the potential created by the NBN, we have been able to deliver a high quality, low cost solution to anyone who can connect to the new fibre network," continued McGregor.

    AusBBS, hailed as Australia''s first fully cloud based ISP, has leveraged the power of the NBN to outsource many of the functions normally provided in house by traditional ISPs. This business model allows AusBBS to access economies of scale normally associated with large and established companies from day one.

    It is still early days for the NBN rollout so AusBBS will offer ADSL2+ cap and PAYG plans with the guarantee of seamless and cost free transition to the NBN as it becomes available.

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  • NBN in the cloud - Press Release, April 23, 2012

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    Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS) secures funding and commences systems build

    AusBBS has secured first round funding for the development of Australia’s first virtual ISP to operate exclusively over the NBN. The Company has now commenced its platform build designed to deliver high speed data and voice services with the lowest possible cost structure. The step reflects ambitious plans to incorporate cloud solutions for many of the functions usually managed in house by established ISPs.

    Stage one funding has been provided by sources close to AusBBS founder and CEO Rob Appel, enabling the company to launch its initial product range in the second half of 2012 as the NBN rollout picks up momentum.

    The National Broadband Network promises to deliver super-fast internet access across the country, leveling the playing field for data and voice service providers. The founders of AusBBS are incredibly excited by the potential applications and opportunities that the NBN represents.

    “We will be the first ISP to fully leverage the speed and capacity offered by the NBN, harnessing it to develop a very low cost business model, allowing us to offer cheaper and simpler internet access to all Australians. We will outsource the majority of our needs to specialists all over the country to ensure a top class service at a competitive price,” explained Rob Appel, CEO.

    “The NBN will create a highly competitive environment in which new entrant ISPs can compete for the first time in many years. AusBBS will be among a new generation of ISPs structured to take advantage of non discriminatory wholesale pricing and passing on genuine benefits to customers.”

    “By leveraging the power of the cloud to outsource most of our needs we can securely make available the applications and information our suppliers need, wherever they happen to be. Our overheads will be significantly reduced using this model, allowing us to offer competitively priced access plans to all Australians, wherever the NBN reaches,” concluded Appel.

    The NBN plans to cover over 3 million premises throughout Australia by 2015.

     
    AusBBS (www.AusBBS.com.au) is an Australian owned start up designed to leverage the capacity of the NBN to develop Australia’s first fully cloud based ISP. Lower operating costs will be reflected in lower access prices, to be passed on to all Australians as they connect to the NBN.
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  • AusBBS Engages Utilibill Cloud Billing - Press Release. May 7, 2012

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    Australian Broadband Services Engages Utilibill Cloud Billing
    Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS), the NBN generation ISP, with a cloud based business model, has signed a platform agreement with leading provider Utilibill.

    AusBBS has contracted billing and provisioning specialist Utilibill to develop, customise and host its virtual ISP platform. The agreement with Utilibill covers delivery of all the billing and associated software tools needed for account provision, customer support, invoicing, payments and credit management. The secure cloud solution supports NBN data and voice services to be offered by AusBBS in its upcoming launch and will be accessed by the company’s customers and staff across Australia.

    “This deal with Utilibill is a great example of the AusBBS cloud based business model in action, with cost savings delivering us a competitive advantage,” explained AusBBS CEO Rob Appel.

    “Traditionally, ISPs have invested massively upfront to develop and build systems to invoice and manage their relationships with customers. In 2012 AusBBS can access mature and flexible systems from day one and only pay for the services as they are needed.”

    The customised platform will host a trial launch of NBN data and voice services in coming months and subsequently the full AusBBS product range roll out in 2013. By outsourcing solutions for many of the functions usually managed in house by established ISPs AusBBS aims to make significant savings, using the power of the cloud to securely make available the applications and information IT suppliers need and allowing the company to benefit from their existing economies of scale.

    "We dedicated a large part of 2011 to perfecting our cloud billing technology and we are excited to be recognised and selected for our expertise by NBN front runner AusBBS," said Morgan Duncan, MD of Utilibill.

    "Utilibill is customising a specific product suite for AusBBS building an intuitive interface for their customers. The platform went into a rigorous testing stage this week and will be further customised in the lead up to the AusBBS launch in the coming months. From the minute customers sign up they can expect best-in-class billing and support systems."

    The NBN plans to cover over 3 million premises throughout Australia by 2015.
     
    AusBBS (www.AusBBS.com.au) is an Australian owned start up designed to leverage the capacity of the NBN to develop Australia’s first fully cloud based ISP. Lower operating costs will be reflected in lower access prices, to be passed on to all Australians as they connect to the NBN.

    Utilibill (www.utilibill.com.au) is an Australian owned, cloud based SAAS provider, its focus is BSS/OSS CC&B billing, provisioning and customer management for Utility providers. Utilibill provides end to end services for over 100 retail Telco, Electricity and embedded network providers and has recently announced its business expansion into the retail energy and embedded networks space. The company is also beta testing the first Utilibill Virtual appliance which enables customers to choose their performance by means of modifying Disk, RAM and CPU allocations.

    For more information contact:

    Rob Appel
    e. rob@ausbbs.com.au
    m. +61 (0)412 566 251
    w. www.AusBBS.com.au
    ABN 97 150 723 354

     

    Morgan Duncan

    e. morgan@utilibill.com.au
    m.  + 61 (0) 419 202 994

    w. www.utilibill.com.au

    ABN  37 114 791 954     

     
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  • AusBBS selects Nextgen's NBN Connect - Press Release. May 20, 2012

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    Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS) selects Nextgen's NBN Connect for national data and voice service roll-out.


    AusBBS will utilise Nextgen Networks, NBN Connect product, to enable the delivery of data and voice services nationally.  Nextgen infrastructure will give AusBBS a presence at all NBN points of interconnect immediately as they come online, allowing AusBBS to sell into all NBN connected premises.  The deal includes wholesale data and voice rates that will allow AusBBS to compete with the established ISPs without the costs associated with owning and operating telco infrastructure.  
     
    “We are partnering with a network access provider that can fully leverage the potential of the NBN. With over 19,000 km of fibre in the ground NextGen has already established a presence at the NBN’s existing points of interconnect and is ready to connect to the others as they come on line. What this means for AusBBS is that our services will be available to all households across Australia as soon as their area is connected to the NBN, allowing us to effectively compete with the established players from day one,” explained Rob Appel, CEO, AusBBS.

    “NextGen were the obvious choice for AusBBS as they offer industry-leading product features and performance specifications and promise the most efficient, cost effective and optimum time-to-market options to deliver services over the NBN”, said Appel. “In our view Nextgen’s involvement in the Regional Blackspots Program creates an additional strategic advantage in the aggregation of NBN services.”

    Wholly owned by the Leighton Group, Nextgen Networks recently completed the Federal Government’s $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) which involved establishing more than 6,000 kilometres of fibre optic infrastructure. The network connects more than 100 regional locations and also serves as a foundation for the NBN.

     

    “As a successful challenger in the carrier business we are delighted to partner with the latest challenger in the ISP market. By working together with AusBBS we believe we will find synergy in our strengths, allowing us to deliver real choice to all Australians connecting to the NBN, particularly in regional areas,” said Nextgen Managing Director, Phil Sykes.

     

    Last year Nextgen unveiled a wholesale product suite for ISPs of all types to access the NBN. The suite, ‘NBN Connect’, is aimed at both small and large ISPs and combines the company's national fiber network and its points of presence (PoP) in a large number of Australia’s data centers with direct connection to NBN Co’s fiber, wireless and satellite access. Nextgen can provide access to competitive wholesale pricing for small ISPs as it aggregates data volume across multiple clients, including large telcos, corporations and government agencies.

    “In addition to data and voice services this partnership offers AusBBS the opportunity to collaborate with Nextgen’s network of content and hosting clients in the creation of new types of value added services for our end customers," added Appel.

    AusBBS is on track to launch a trial service, of its fully cloud based ISP, in the second half of this year, having already announced a partnership with Utilibill for billing and CRM services.

    The NBN plans to cover over 3 million premises throughout Australia by 2015.

     

    Keep up to date with important NSN developments by following AusBBS on:    Facebook 2


     

    AusBBS (www.AusBBS.com.au) is an Australian owned business designed to leverage the capacity of the NBN to develop Australia’s first fully cloud based ISP. Lower operating costs will be reflected in lower access prices, to be passed on to all customers as they connect to the NBN.

    Nextgen Networks (www.nextgennetworks.com.au) owns and operates the 3rd largest long haul optical fibre network in Australia with established fibre routes from Brisbane to Perth. It is a specialist transmission services provider to telecommunication carriers and service providers, corporations and government. It does not sell services to consumer or residential customers.
    Nextgen is wholly owned by Australia's largest project development and contracting group, Leighton Holdings Limited.

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  • AusBBS Appoints Former OzEmail Colleagues to Board - Press Release, July 9, 2012

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    Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS) Appoints Former OzEmail Colleagues to Board

    AusBBS, the NBN Generation ISP, has announced the appointment of Ian McGregor as non executive Chairman and Andrew Kent as non executive Director and technology strategy advisor.

     

    Both appointees are internet veterans having played key roles as senior executives, alongside AusBBS Founder Rob Appel, in the formative period of ISP success story OzEmail. OzEmail was Australia's first major ISP, holding the number one position in the local ISP market until 1999 when it was sold to MCI Worldcom for AUD540M.

    "I am delighted to welcome Ian and Andrew to the AusBBS Board," said AusBBS CEO, Rob Appel. "These appointments reunite a team with the skill range and experience to take up the challenge of creating a new ISP business model in the midst of the NBN roll out."

     

    "Ian McGregor brings direct experience of the financial dynamics behind high growth ISP businesses," continued Appel. "His background as CFO at OzEmail during its listing on both the ASX and NASDAQ, and sale to MCI Worldcom, and more recently as CFO of Unwired, give him a unique insight into the creation of successful ISP models."

     

    "Andrew Kent was the cornerstone of IT as CTO for OzEmail while its massive growth put strain on evolving technologies," said Mr Appel. "He has been at the bleeding edge of technological innovation throughout his career and current expertise in cloud based solutions will add enormously to IT strategy at AusBBS."

     

    Ian McGregor has over 25 years of professional experience as a financial officer, business manager and Director of public companies. In addition to his role as CFO for OzEmail, Mr McGregor has been the CFO at UUnet, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Broadcast Services Australia Limited, and the Chief Financial Officer of Unwired Group Limited. He currently holds the position of non executive Chairman at Australian Power and Gas Limited.

     

    "I look forward to working with the Board to identify and capitalize on opportunities around the NBN. The establishment of a national optical fibre network in Australia will open up the market for new ISP business models," said Mr McGregor. "AusBBS is developing a unique approach to ISP cost structures that holds tremendous potential."

     

    Andrew Kent is one of Australia’s leading internet architects, with over 25 years experience in technology and senior internet roles. As CTO of OzEmail and subsequently UUNet Asia Pacific, Mr Kent designed, implemented and managed some of the largest internet platforms and support staff teams in the country. Mr Kent has since been involved in the development of online messaging systems, cloud services and a broad selection of cutting edge internet appliances through his consulting company Spry Business Technology Solutions which will also provide high level IT strategy advice to AusBBS.


    "I am excited to be involved with an early mover ISP at such a dynamic time in Australia's Telco market," stated Mr Kent. "The scope for high bandwidth content and applications in the context of the NBN and cloud based infrastructure will revolutionize internet services and AusBBS is well positioned to play a key role."

     

    AusBBS has already announced Nextgen as its voice and data wholesaler and a partnership with Utilibill for billing and CRM services.

     

    Keep up to date with important NBN developments by following AusBBS on:    Facebook 2
     

    AusBBS (www.AusBBS.com.au) is an Australian owned business designed to leverage the capacity of the NBN to develop Australia’s first fully cloud based ISP. Lower operating costs will be reflected in lower access prices, to be passed on to all customers as they connect to the NBN.


     
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