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06 August 2013

Austrade signs with TransACT for data centre

TransACT, part of the iiNet Group, has made a $1.7 million agreement with Austrade for the provision of data centre services.

General Manager of Government, David Parkes, welcomed the five year deal to secure data services in Canberra.

“We’re excited to provide a data solution for Austrade right here in Canberra, where we can provide Austrade with the outstanding customer service the iiNet Group of companies is known for,” he said.

Austrade’s Global Manager ICT Service Delivery, Nick Woodruff, said the agreement will support their ongoing data centre and infrastructure initiatives and lay the architectural foundations to seriously consider cloud as it matures.

“Co-locating our centres in Canberra secures our data centre future for the medium term, and lets us take advantage of near proximity, fibre connected centres. This gives us architectural options not possible with our current model given our disaster recovery facility is in Sydney.”

“We consider the arrangement we have struck with TransACT satisfies our need for possible future growth, with an expectation their facilities will offer us the reliability and cost-effectiveness we need for the solution we have in mind. We’re very pleased to partner with TransACT and look forward to a mutually-beneficial relationship,” he said.

Mr Parkes said the new agreement followed two large deals with Crimtrac and the Department of Finance, which brought the number of Australian Government clients in the Canberra data centre to 12, with further expansion well underway.

“Although our facilities are among the best in Australia, the iiNet Group has committed to upgrading the size and capacity of our Canberra data centre even further,” he said.

TransACT is a carrier hub with most major telcos co-located at the Canberra site, providing data centre customers with a wide range of interconnect partners.

“With the backing and scale of iiNet behind us, we’ve been able to offer more options for our customers, like Business Cloud and national WAN products.”

The agreement was reached through the Australian Government’s Ready Now Panel for Data Centre Facilities, managed by the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

For further information, please contact:

Tina Liptai or Anthony Fisk
Communications – iiNet Group
Ph: +61 8 9214 2210
media@staff.iinet.net.au


About TransACT

As Canberra’s very own telecommunications company, TransACT is proud to employ local people to deliver tailored communications solutions to the Canberra community.

In 2011 Transact was acquired by iiNet, Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP). The iiNet group is committed to providing their business customers with reliable, cost effective products and services along with round the clock, plain speaking customer service.

About iiNet

iiNet is Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. We’re a publicly listed, ASX 200 company and employ more than 2,000 inquisitive staff across three countries. We maintain our own super-fast broadband network and support over 1.7 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

We’re committed to making it simple for all Australians to connect across both our own network and on the NBN. Our vision is to lead the market with products that harness the potential of the Internet and then differentiate with award-winning customer service.

A lot has changed since our CEO founded iiNet in a suburban garage back in 1993 and the broadband landscape continues to evolve. What hasn’t changed is our passion for the transformative benefits of the Internet and our commitment to helping Australians connect better.


13 August 2012

TransACT inks Department of Finance data centre deal

Photo:  Mundi Tomlinson - Assistant Secretary, Strategic Sourcing, Australian Government Information Management Office, Department of Finance and Deregulation at the signing of the agreement on Friday 10th August 2012 with David Parkes – General Manager Business, Government & Wholesale, TransACT Communications an iiNet CompanyTransACT, part of the iiNet Group, has entered into an $8.6 million agreement with the Department of Finance and Deregulation for the provision of data centre services.

The deal is part of a ten year multi-agency interim consortium agreement through the Australian Government’s “Ready Now” Panel for Data Centre Facilities, managed by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

The consortium agreement provides greater flexibility than previously available for government agencies entering into contracts for data centre services.

TransACT Chief of Federal Government and ACT, Ivan Slavich, said agencies are now able to purchase tailored amounts of data centre space through simplified procurement procedures.

“Ten year agreements allow organisations to invest with confidence and this lengthy agreement is proof of the quality of TransACT’s locally-based infrastructure. We’re glad to provide services to yet another large government agency”, Ivan said.

“We’re committed to meeting the Department’s stringent requirements and providing the outstanding customer service that the iiNet Group is known for,” he said.

iiNet has invested in a 4.5 MVA power and support infrastructure upgrade increasing the capacity and resilience of its advanced data centre facilities.

“ActewAGL our energy partner have assisted us by working to deliver power from two independent zone substations as part of the power upgrades, further enhancing the Data Centre’s mains redundancy.” Ivan said.

TransACT was appointed to the AGIMO Panel in March 2011 and supplies data centre services suitable for the protection of information systems classified up to Highly Protected.

ENDS

Photo: Mundi Tomlinson - Assistant Secretary, Strategic Sourcing, Australian Government Information Management Office, Department of Finance and Deregulation at the signing of the agreement on Friday 10th August 2012 with David Parkes – General Manager Business, Government & Wholesale, TransACT Communications an iiNet Company.

For further information, please contact:

Jane Humphries/Suzi Jose
Communications – iiNet Group
Ph: +61 8 9214 2210
media@staff.iinet.net.au


Friday 11 May 2012

TransACT delivers a new breed of entertainment with fetchtv

TransACT has partnered with FetchTV to offer premium television services in Ballarat, Geelong and Mildura, ushering in a new era in entertainment services on its market-leading DOCSIS 3 network.

Launching today, the fetchtv service offered by TransACT will deliver the very best of digital free-to-air TV, subscription TV, internet entertainment, and the video store.

“We’re proud to supply our Victorian customers with the latest, feature-packed broadband delivered TV service,” David Parkes, TransACT General Manager Sales and Marketing said.

“Fetchtv represents the future of entertainment in Australia and we’ll be offering the service from as little as $20 per month over 24 months when bundled with a 10GB broadband connection,” David said.

For $20 per month, TransACT broadband customers in Victoria will have access to:

· three digital tuners to receive all available free-to-air digital TV channels
· the ability to record two channels while watching a third
· a 1 terabyte personal video recorder that can record up to 650 hours of live TV
· the ability to pause and rewind live TV
· access to rent over 1000 movies on-demand including all the latest new releases from major Hollywood studios
· thirty pre-selected movies included every month at no extra charge
· a range of 25 premium subscription channels
· TV on-demand channels including leading kids and documentary content, plus popular TV series
· applications including YouTube on TV, Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Weather and Mathletics.

“Now the latest movies are just a click away, and customers can choose from the best in entertainment from the comfort of their own home,” David said.

A free mobile application for the iPhone and iPad is available from the App Store. The app turns a smart device into a fully interactive remote control with rich content browsing capability, giving people the freedom to control and interact with their fetchtv service wherever they are.

“In partnership with TransACT, we are now able to offer a compelling entertainment service at an accessible price to the residents of Ballarat, Geelong and Mildura,” FetchTV CEO Scott Lorson said.

TransACT’s partnership with FetchTV follows the successful trial of the fetchtv service over the past six months.

On 31 May 2012 TransACT’s analogue TV service in regional Victoria will be retired. Existing residential customers have been contacted to upgrade to fetchtv. TransACT TV services in the ACT will continue to be provided over TransACT’s VDSL, ADSL and FTTP networks.

For more information on TransACT’s FetchTV visit http://www.transact.com.au/en-vic/tv

For further media information only:

Suzi Jose - 0451 681 681


Wednesday 30 November 2011

Media Release: iiNet acquires TransACT

iiNet today completed the acquisition of TransACT for the cash consideration of $60 million.

Michael Malone, iiNet Chief Executive Officer thanked the staff of TransACT for making the acquisition such a seamless process.

“Thanks to the support of TransACT’s management and directors, the transaction has been well received by TransACT staff and customers,” he said.

“iiNet’s acquisition of TransACT represents an attractive strategic opportunity to build scale in the ACT market quickly and efficiently.

“In particular, TransACT’s experienced and passionate management team will allow iiNet to grow its presence in the SME, corporate and government market segments, a key growth area for the Company,” Mr Malone said.

Ivan Slavich, TransACT Chief Executive Officer said he was looking forward to working with iiNet as TransACT’s new owner.

“This change marks a new era for TransACT as we work to deliver even better products and services for our customers.”

The acquisition has been 100% funded through existing cash and debt facilities.

For further media information:

Anthony Fisk/Jane Humphries
Communications – iiNet

Ph: +61 8 9214 2210 or 0468 989 250

About iiNet

iiNet is Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. We employ more than 2000 inquisitive staff across four countries and support over 1.3 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

We’re a publicly listed company and we maintain our own super-fast broadband network. Our vision is to lead the market with products that harness the potential of the Internet and then differentiate with award-winning customer service.

To achieve this, we employ creative thinkers and true advocates of technology. Our people are a huge part of the iiNet success story, so we’ve developed a unique and stimulating work culture to ensure they remain engaged and inspired.

A lot has changed since our CEO founded iiNet in a suburban garage back in 1993 and the broadband landscape continues to evolve. What hasn’t changed is our passion for the transformative benefits of the Internet and our commitment to helping Australians connect better. 


Monday 21 November 2011

Media Release: TransACT Share Sale Agreement

Today iiNet entered into a binding agreement to acquire Canberra’s leading telecommunications provider, TransACT.

Under the purchase agreement, iiNet will pay $60 million for TransACT. It is expected that the sale will be completed, subject to a number of procedural conditions, by 30 November 2011.

“We’re delighted to join iiNet, an experienced and successful player in the telecommunications industry. We see this as very positive news for our customers and we are looking forward to exploring the benefits that will most certainly flow as our two businesses join together,” Ivan Slavich, TransACT Chief Executive Officer said.

Michael Malone, iiNet’s Chief Executive Officer said the acquisition of TransACT represented an opportunity to quickly build presence in key growth markets.

“This acquisition will deliver significant network assets, while increasing iiNet’s presence in the ACT and regional Victoria. This move will also accelerate our penetration into the small business, corporate and government sectors, a key strategic focus for us,” Mr Malone said.

Mr Slavich went on to say that the agreement was a good fit for both companies.

“We have much in common with iiNet. We both started small, challenged the bigger guys and built quality networks to even out the playing field. Our mutual success is built on the back of quality products and services and a commitment to customer service excellence, which is the envy of our competitors,” Mr Slavich said.

“TransACT began as an off-shoot business of Actew more than ten years ago and has made its mark as an innovative and visionary business. TransACT led the industry, rolling out Fibre-To-The-Premise broadband and we’ve continued to grow in the residential, business and corporate, and government markets.

“Our unique services set us apart from competitors, from our utility Bundle offering to our Pay TV service, data centres and managed services,” Mr Slavich concluded.

The ownership of the business has changed, but the services TransACT provides to customers, their current agreements, and the quality of customer care from TransACT’s experienced staff will continue.

TransACT was advised by Deloitte Corporate Finance and Clayton Utz.

About iiNet

iiNet is Australia's second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. iiNet employs approximately 2000 staff across four countries and supports over 1.3 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

About TransACT

TransACT currently supplies telecommunication services to more than 50 federal and state government agencies, 140,000 product customers and 5,000 small to medium enterprises. Services provided include state-of-the-art broadband, fixed line telephony services, mobile phone solutions, Subscription TV, Video on Demand, ISP services, data centre services and managed services. Find out more about TransACT.

Media Call

Michael Malone, iiNet and Ivan Slavich, TransACT will be hosting a media conference call at 3pm EST (12pm WST).

Please contact media@iinet.net.au or suzi.jose@transact.com.au for call-in details.

For further media information:

TransACT
Suzi Jose
0451 681 681

iiNet
Anthony Fisk
0468 989 250


Monday 25 July 2011

Media Release: TransACT wins appointment to whole-of-government telecommunications services panel

TransACT has secured its third appointment to a whole-of-government procurement panel in less than six months, again confirming its role as a leader in the delivery of telecommunications services.


Wednesday 29 June 2011

Media Release: TransACT NBN ready, announced as Retail Service Provider on NBN

TransACT has signed a First Release Sites (Trial) Agreement with NBN Co to become a Retail Service Provider (RSP) on the National Broadband Network (NBN).


Thursday 9 June 2011

Media Release: Mildura Country Music Festival hits a high note with TransACT

TransACT struck a chord today, announcing it will continue as Principal Sponsor of the Mildura Country Music Festival until 2013.
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Thursday 9 June 2011

Media Release: TransACT moves into the Neighbourhood

TransACT is a permanent resident in regional Victoria, officially rebranding its subsidiary company, Neighbourhood Cable to TransACT today.


Friday 1 April 2011

Media Release: TransACT wins right to provide data centre services to federal government

TransACT wins appointment to the Australian Government’s “Ready Now” Panel for Data Centre Facilities, managed by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), supporting its position as a national leader in data centre services.


Monday 28 March 2011

Media Release: TransACT secures access to the whole-of-government mobile services panel

TransACT reaffirms its standing as a provider of leading-edge mobile products and services by securing the right to provide mobile solutions to federal government agencies.