14 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Superloop has purchased the fibre broadband customer base from the internet service provider SkyMesh, part of the NBN network and a subsidiary of Bigblu Broadband.
The $1.5 million deal will add over
100 broadband subscribers to Superbb, the retail broadband
division of Superloop.
"This is an attractive acquisition, kick starting our
position in the retail NBN marketplace and complementing our
NuSkope acquisition late last year," said Bevan Slattery,
founder and CEO of Superloop.
The acquisition is in line with Superbb’s plans
to majorly disrupt the Australian ISP market, which is
currently dominated by the 'big four’ by offering
a credible challenger with a focus on an 'outstanding customer
experience’, backed by 100% Australian-based
Soon Slattery will move into the position of executive director
to be succeeded by former Telstra, Airtel and T-Mobile US
executive Drew Kelton, as CEO as of 1 July.
Speaking of Kelton’s appointment Slattery said:
"I’m delighted that we’re now moving
into the next phase of growth, with me stepping into an
executive director’s role freeing me up to focus
on driving strategy and having a great CEO like Drew join the
team to drive the performance of the business."
Commenting on the SkyMesh purchase, Skelton said: "We will
be bringing a business class experience to the residential
customer, something that is missing in the market right
Superbb is due to go live this October at which point the
company will migrate the customer base onto its new
The news also coincides with Superloop’s plan
to deploy a national backbone connecting all of
NBN’s 121 points of interconnect at either 10 or
100 gigabit per second, excluding Hobart and Launceston.
At the start of the year Superloop unveiled its plans to fully
integrate the INDIGO subsea cable - which will connect
Australia, Singapore and Indonesia – into a number of
its metropolitan fibre networks.
INDIGO, which is expected to go live in 2019, will connect
with Superloop’s fibre networks in Singapore,
Perth and Sydney, offering PoP to PoP connectivity between over
40 data centres across the three markets.