Superloop swoops for SkyMesh; aims to ‘disrupt ISP landscape’

13 Jun 2018

Superloop, which is in the process of deploying dark fibre networks in major metropolitan areas across the Asia-Pacific region, has announced the purchase of the fibre broadband customer base operated on the NBN network by SkyMesh, the Australian subsidiary of Bigblu Broadband. The AUD1.5 million (USD1.1 million) deal will add over 10,000 broadband subscribers to SuperBB, the newly formed retail broadband division of Superloop.

Bevan Slattery, Superloop’s founder and CEO, commented: ‘This is an attractive acquisition, kick-starting our position in the retail NBN marketplace and complimenting our NuSkope acquisition late last year.’ Going forward, SuperBB plans to ‘aggressively disrupt the Australian ISP landscape’.

In October 2017 Superloop completed its AUD10 million acquisition of NuSkope, including its associated entities RA-WIFI and RA-ADSL. NuSkope is a broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) service provider serving South Australia. The company was established in 2007 as a specialist wireless network provider covering broadband ‘black spots’ in metropolitan Adelaide.

Australia, Superloop (incl. SuperBB)