|Private (subsidiary of TPG Telecom)|
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|Founder||Bevan Slattery, Steve Baxter|
|Bevan Slattery, Managing Director and Co-founder|
PIPE Networks (also known as PIPE) is an Australian telecommunications company, based in Brisbane, Queensland. It is a subsidiary of TPG Telecom. It is primary business is setting up peering exchanges. PIPE itself stands for "Public Internet Peering Exchange". The company also provides services such as co-location, telehousing, and fibre networks.
PIPE currently runs six metropolitan exchange networks.
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In January 2008, PIPE Networks announced it would be constructing a $200 million international link, known as PPC-1 (Pipe Pacific Cable), from Sydney to Guam. The link connects Madang in Papua New Guinea. It is operated by a newly formed PIPE subsidiary, PIPE International.
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In March 2010, shareholders voted to accept a $373 million takeover offer by TPG Telecom Ltd. for $6.30 per share. The takeover was subject to approval by the Queensland Supreme Court. Shares of TPG rose 11 per cent after the news was released.
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