The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2008-03-30T19:00:00Z Vanco Appoints New CEO for its Asia-Pacific Business 2008-03-30T19:00:00Z vanco-appoints-new-ceo-for-its-asia-pacific-business Vanco, the pioneering global Virtual Network Operator, today announced that Tim Sullivan has been appointed as new CEO Vanco Asia-Pacific. He will be responsible for all of Vanco’s Asia-Pacific markets. Tim will be based in Sydney, and will work with the established Vanco Asia teams in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Delhi and Shanghai to further increase sales throughout the whole region. Singapore general manager, Hong Meng Lee, will also report directly to Tim. A Brisbane native, the appointment represents a return home for Tim, who has been working for Vanco for over 10 years in senior sales and management roles across the world. Tim has been consistently associated with securing Vanco’s largest customer deals and responsible for the account management of flagship global clients in Europe, Asia and US. During Tim’s four year tenure with Vanco US he oversaw triple digit sales growth and considerable operational expansion, leaving the US as one of the most successful regions within Vanco. Prior to Vanco Tim spent several years working for Telstra in Sydney. “Tim brings an internationally proven track record in delivering global networking solutions, individually tailored to the exact needs of the world’s largest enterprises and his appointment reflects our commitment to continued growth in the region” said Allen Timpany, founder and CEO Vanco. “The Asia-Pacific region is a heterogeneous market with a vast diversity in technological developments, requirements and culture. Only with the detailed understanding of these distinctions that comes with over 10 years of established relationships with all of the major service providers in the region can we help multinational Asian enterprises turn these factors to business advantage and mutual benefit,” commented Tim Sullivan, CEO Vanco Asia-Pacific. “For exactly these reasons Vanco’s proven VNO model has huge potential in the region and I am looking forward to expand our recent successes and strengthen our position across all of these markets.” Vanco MPLS Matrix 2008-03-12T19:00:00Z vanco-mpls-matrix-recognised-as-the-most-innovative-network-service-offering-of-2008 The Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) has named Vanco Australasia’s MPLS Matrix™ as the service that has contributed the most to the development of the communications industry and to the business sector in Australia in 2008. The award, for Innovation in Communications, was presented at the 2008 ATUG award ceremony, in recognition of positive impact on both industry competition and growth in the Australian market that the Vanco offering enabled in the year 2007. Vanco’s MPLS Matrix™ is a landmark global offering which enables, for the first time, multi-carrier networks (based on the Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) standard) to be managed as a single entity. It allows Vanco to provide its customers with total market coverage in Australia and New Zealand in addition to access to 165 countries worldwide. Vanco allow customers to ‘mix and match’ best of breed MPLS network suppliers with fully consistent end-to-end service guarantees across the entirety of the network regardless of geographical location or underlying service provider. This was viewed by the judges as one of the most significant elements in helping to drive industry competition and growth in the Australian telecom market. The ATUG 2008 Awards recognise the outstanding performance and contributions made by individual and companies in the dynamic communications sector. The purpose of the Awards is to promote innovation and the development of world class or world best practice in communications products, services and solutions for end users, with the award for Innovation in Communications presented to a large carrier or service provider whose initiactives have made an outstandingly positive impact on both industry competition and growth in the Australian market. The ATUG awards are open to all Australian organisations which operate within the Australian telecommunications sector. Vanco was one of four finalist nominations for the highly contested Innovation in Communications award, overcoming offerings from Clever Communications Australia, Hutchison (3), and TransACT to win the award. “We are delighted that ATUG has recognized the value that MPLS Matrix™ offers to Australian business users” said Tim Sullivan, Managing Director Vanco Australasia. “As the world’s leading Virtual Network Operator this award further vindicates our globally successful asset light operating model, and the critical importance of supporting competitive market forces in the Australian telecoms market.” Specsavers Focuses on Virtual Benefits 2008-02-19T19:00:00Z specsavers-focuses-on-virtual-benefits 20th February 2008, Sydney - Specsavers, the UK’s most trusted brand of opticians, has appointed Vanco, the global Virtual Network Operator (VNO) to design, implement and manage its Global Wide Area Network (WAN). The five-year agreement, with a contracted value of over £4.5 million, will deliver complete end-to-end connectivity. The solution will use DSL technology across more than 800 sites in six countries, including several hundred sites across Australia. Vanco’s asset light approach to network management means it can offer the best possible technology, with the most transparent flexibility at the cheapest possible rate. One reason Specsavers selected Vanco to manage its network was to increase its bandwidth and scalability, allowing stores to be networked in the most efficient way to allow further growth. Meanwhile, Vanco’s Active Negotiation Process allows Specsavers to reduce its IT costs and keep up with the latest technology developments year-on-year. Ruskin Snow, Specsavers’ IT Operations Manager, said ‘Vanco’s technical and carrier independence made a considerable difference to the way they approached our requirements, and I am convinced they will supply on-going benefits to Specsavers.’ ‘We decided to use Vanco because they have consistently demonstrated technical innovation and, very importantly, a clear focus on customer service. Vanco’s ability to provide us with the most suitable network for our needs means that we have the freedom to carry on growing and evolving. This combination of services allows us concentrate on what we do best – providing value-for-money eyecare.” With Specsavers continued expansion, the Vanco solution will help create efficiencies in Specsavers’ business operation through the use of a single global provider. This important, strategic partnership will help Specsavers to create and sustain competitive advantage, while reducing the total cost of ownership throughout the contract life. About Vanco Established in 1988, Vanco plc (FTSE: VAN) is the pioneering and leading global Virtual Network Operator. Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimized and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world. With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco is selected by the world's largest organisations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail. Through the Vanco network solution clients get access to the greatest geographic coverage available through a single provider. Vanco offers incomparable flexibility to customize and adapt the solution in line with market changes and business priorities. Vanco is recognised by the industry for its financial success and world class customer service delivery. A significant proportion of its investment capital goes into customer care which is reflected by the awards won, independent market research and client retention. For further press information, please contact: Ian Mackie, Vanco Asia Tel: +61 (0)2 82725924 Email: ian.mackie@vanco-australasia.com Vanco Offers Intelligent, Business-Led Route to Convergence 2007-11-25T19:00:00Z vanco-offers-intelligent-business-led-route-to-convergence Sydney, 26 November, 2007 – Enterprise organisations can now optimise their communications infrastructures to enable business-driven convergence decisions thanks to new Consolidated Communications Services from Vanco, the pioneering global Virtual Network Operator (VNO). Where appropriate, Vanco will ultimately migrate the client to a fully-managed regional/global converged solution covered by a single, detailed, end-to-end Service Level Agreement (SLA). Trialled with customers such as Mitsubishi Motors and SigmaKalon across multiple sites in Asia the service offers the lowest-cost, lowest-risk migration to full convergence, as Vanco takes management ownership of voice, data and mobile prior to working with the client to develop the business case for convergence. Vanco will audit, rationalise and strip out wasted costs in existing voice, data and mobile services by addressing ‘quick wins’, including eliminating unused infrastructure, inconsistency in billing rates and unauthorised use of premium rate and international numbers. It will then conduct a competitive market tender to ensure lowest-cost provision of existing services. This will establish a benchmark by which the true value of convergence can be measured and - if required - implemented. The entire transition process, including operations, SLAs and billing migration on a country-by-country basis, is led by a Vanco Programme Director and mutually agreed with the client. John Tasker, Mitsubishi Motors Production Services Manager, said, “We had been reviewing IP Telephony (IPT) for some time but wanted to make a solid business case for the transition. During due diligence and tendering, Vanco benchmarked our PBX maintenance services and, where it seemed viable or we felt there were other reasons for doing so, Vanco designed and specified an IPT solution and tendered for a maintenance supplier. We estimate the resulting financial savings will be significant and working with Vanco allowed us to implement IPT intelligently and with minimum exposure." Diarmid Massey, CEO Vanco Asia and Chairman of Vanco’s global Converged Services Centre of Excellence, said, “Typically, voice services sits with telecoms, data within IT and mobile with facilities; so it’s often hard to get a true picture of an organisation’s overall costs. It’s also not in an Asset-Based Carriers’ (ABCs’) interests to share information about redundant estate. Without all of this information, any convergence decision can only ever be a ‘leap of faith‘.” The VNO model means Vanco is uniquely able to provide compelling convergence solutions, advising the enterprise customer from an independent standpoint. As it owns no telecoms assets, it is able to engage multiple network providers in competitive tendering to ensure a lowest-cost solution. As part of its Active Negotiation Process, Vanco can also commit to review network costs and technologies annually to determine and deliver savings and a dynamically optimal network. The service is underwritten by a single SLA with Vanco, encompassing the entire voice estate and including metrics such as: voice service availability and quality (fixed line and mobile); connectivity performance if currently supported; and PBX availability. Massey continued, “The auditing and tendering part of our Consolidated Communications Services ensures lowest-cost service provision - even if the incumbents remain - and brings the entire infrastructure under a single managed solution. If the numbers add up, we can then offer a straightforward migration to a single platform. It’s the smart route to convergence.” – ENDS – About Vanco Established in 1988, Vanco plc (FTSE: VAN) is the pioneering and leading global Virtual Network Operator. Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimized and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world. With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco is selected by the world’s largest organizations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail. Through the Vanco network solution clients get access to the greatest geographic coverage available through a single provider. Vanco offers incomparable flexibility to customize and adapt the solution in line with market changes and business priorities. Vanco is recognized by the industry for its financial success and world class customer service delivery. A significant proportion of its investment capital goes into customer care which is reflected by the awards won, independent market research and client retention. For further information, please contact: Ian Mackie, Marketing Manager - Vanco Asia Tel: +61 (0)2 8272 5964 Email: ian.mackie@vanco-australasia.com Vanco Hits the Big Time 2007-08-15T18:00:00Z vanco-hits-the-big-time Vanco Hits the Big Time Allen Timpany identifies the ‘Big Five’ in Global Managed Network Services Sydney, 16 August 2007 – Allen Timpany, founder and chief executive officer of Vanco, the pioneering global Virtual Network Operator (VNO), has today announced his belief that the Global Managed Network Service industry is now dominated by what he sees as the ‘Big Five’ players. He stated, “There is clear separation between global providers and niche players in the industry and, realistically, there are now just five alternatives for global multinational enterprises to choose from – AT&T, Verizon Business, Orange Business Services, BT Global Services and Vanco. In a market estimated to be worth in excess of £15 Billion per annum, Vanco is the only global provider that is growing rapidly; with consistent growth of around 30 per cent per annum .This demonstrates that our independent position in the market better serves customer requirements and expectations.” Timpany continued, “Amongst the Big Five, Vanco is proud to be different – we offer a unique, asset-light model which means that our customers have access to all solutions and technologies in the market. We have built a business around the principle of offering customers the solution and accompanying service that they seek. This approach, combined with impressive service metric targets, competitive pricing and actively bringing new technology ideas to our customers, has led to a customer retention rate of 98 per cent this year.” He concluded, “We believe Vanco will overtake some of the other Big Five in terms of market share in the global managed data network market – and probably sooner than people might imagine. At the main board level some of our competitors are not committed to this market.” ends About Vanco Established in 1988, Vanco plc (FTSE: VAN) is the pioneering and leading global Virtual Network Operator. Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimised and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world. With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco is selected by the world’s largest organisations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail. Through the Vanco network solution clients get access to the greatest geographic coverage available through a single provider. Vanco offers incomparable flexibility to customise and adapt the solution in line with market changes and business priorities. Vanco is recognised by the industry for its financial success and world class customer service delivery. A significant proportion of its investment capital goes into customer care which is reflected by the awards won, independent market research and client retention. For further press information, please contact: Ian Mackie, Vanco Tel: +61 (0) 2 8272 5924 Email: ian.mackie@vanco-australasia.com Vanco MPLS Matrix recognised as an outstanding contribution to industy growth and competition 2007-07-22T18:00:00Z vanco-mpls-matrix-recognised-as-an-outstanding-contribution-to-industy-growth-and-competition Vanco MPLS Matrix recognised as an outstanding contribution to industy growth and competition Sydney, 23 July, 2007 – The Australian Communications Alliance has named Vanco Australasia’s MPLS Matrix product, as the most outstandingly positive contribution to industry competition. The award, for Competition and Growth – Large Company, was presented last night at the 2007 ACCOMS award ceremony, in recognition of positive impact on both industry competition and growth in the Australian market that the Vanco offering enabled in the year 2006. Vanco’s MPLS Matrix is a landmark global offering which enables, for the first time, multi-carrier networks (based on the Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) standard) to be managed as a single entity. It allows Vanco to provide its customers with total market coverage in Australia and New Zealand in addition to access to 165 countries worldwide. Vanco allow customers to ‘mix and match’ best of breed MPLS network suppliers with fully consistent end-to-end service guarantees across the entirety of the network regardless of geographical location or underlying service provider. This was viewed by the judges as one of the most significant elements in helping to drive industry competition and growth in the Australian telecom market. The Communications Alliance provides a unified voice for the Australian communications industry through leadership on new trends in competition, innovation and industry development. In partnership with the respected industry publication Communications Day, the Communications Alliance and CommsDay Awards 2007 are an annual event, with the award for Competition and Growth – Large Company presented to a large carrier or service provider whose initiactives have made an outstandingly positive contribution to industry competition, resulting in beneficial industry growth. Anne Hurley, CEO at Communications Alliance, said, "Vanco’s MPLS Matrix product will further drive national network usage and accessibility, while increasing the level of competition among MPLS service providers within Australia. At a time when the industry is so focused on ownership of network infrastructures MPLS Matrix offers a competitive solution to end users regardless of access ownership " The ACOMMS awards are open to all Australian organisations which operate within the Australian telecommunications sector. Vanco was one of two finalist nominations for the highly contested Competition and Growth – Large Company award, the other being Hutchinson “We are delighted that the ACOMMS has recognized the value that MPLS Matrix offers to Australian business users” said Grant Ellison, Managing Director Vanco Australasia. “As the world’s leading Virtual Network Operator this award further vindicates our globally successful asset light operating model, and the critical importance of supporting competitive market forces in the Australian telecoms market.” – ends – About Vanco Established in 1988, Vanco plc (FTSE: VAN) is the pioneering and leading global Virtual Network Operator. Vanco does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimized and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world. With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco is selected by the world’s largest organizations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail. Through the Vanco network solution clients get access to the greatest geographic coverage available through a single provider. Vanco offers incomparable flexibility to customize and adapt the solution in line with market changes and business priorities. Vanco is recognized by the industry for its financial success and world class customer service delivery. A significant proportion of its investment capital goes into customer care which is reflected by the awards won, independent market research and client retention. Vanco Asia Pacific named Most Promising Service Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan 2007-06-17T18:00:00Z vanco-asia-pacific-named-most-promising-service-provider-of-the-year-by-frost-sullivan-1 Global growth consulting company, Frost & Sullivan, has named Vanco Asia Pacific, the pioneering Virtual Network Operator, as the 2007 Most Promising Service Provider of the Year in Asia Pacific. The award was presented to Vanco Asia Pacific CEO Diarmid Massey at the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards, held in Singapore. The Awards recognise outstanding performance and leadership by companies within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in Asia Pacific that have had the most significant market impact in the year 2006. The award for the Most Promising Service Provider of the Year is presented to the service provider that has been judged by Frost & Sullivan and a panel of independent judges to have made the most outstanding contribution to the telecommunications industry in Asia Pacific, and is likely to continue enhancing its position/dominance in the short term. The contenders were evaluated based on the following key criteria for base year 2006: Market performance - revenue and profit growth, market share and growth in market share Creating a disruption in the industry Breadth of products and solutions Major customer acquisitions Strong innovation in services resulting in expanding the market or creating a new market Undertaken considerable initiative to make it a force to be reckoned with within the industry Business/market strategy Associated with some of the biggest names in ICT, the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards is held annually to recognise companies and individuals that have pushed the boundaries of excellence - rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance across Asia Pacific. Sin Siew Teyew, director of telecoms at Frost & Sullivan, says, "Vanco has managed to turn the disadvantage of not owning an infrastructure into an opportunity to focus its energy and resources on serving its customers better by delivering cost-effective solutions in a flexible and adaptable virtual network operator (VNO) environment." The panel of judges includes some of the most important influencers in the Asia Pacific ICT industry including Joseph Waring, group editor of Telecom Asia, Wireless Asia and Telecoms Europe; as well as senior representatives from Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific;, Nokia Siemens Networks; Juniper Networks; SAS Asia Pacific; and Motorola, Inc., amongst others. “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from Frost & Sullivan,” said Diarmid Massey, Vanco Asia Pacific CEO. “The award recognises our success in the Asia-Pacific region, complementing our achievements in Europe and the USA. Companies all over the world are clearly realising the benefits of our Virtual Network Model over the more limited offerings of Asset Based Carriers.”