TPG is a Sydney-based telecommunications company founded in 1986 by the rich and reclusive Malaysian-Australian entrepreneurs David and Vicky Teoh. It began its life as a computer hardware store with the ‘TPG’ initials standing for Total Peripherals Group, but it later moved on to providing phone and internet services.
Apart from TPG, Vicky and her children also own a network of start-ups selling clothes, accessories and consumer technology. Vicky was named in Australia’s top 30 female entrepreneurs of 2015 by SmartCompany and in the top 5 of 2014 by OzLotteries, and she was Australia’s wealthiest woman of ‘self-made fortune’ in 2013.
Since its founding, TPG has acquired several other telecoms including AAPT in 2014, IntraPower Trusted Cloud, PIPE Networks and SP Telemedia. In March 2015, TPG announced their plan to buy iiNet for $1.4 billion, making TPG Australia’s second-biggest fixed-line telecom after Telstra. TPG already owns 6.25% of iiNet but this would increase their ownership to 100%.
TPG offers nationwide ADSL2+, NBN, Fibre Optic and Ethernet broadband access and various business networking solutions. They have broadband data quotas ranging from 50GB for $29.99 per month to unlimited data for $49.95 per month. They also allow you to bundle a phone with your broadband option, and throw in a trial of TPG IPTV for free with all broadband plans.
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who were currently on a broadband plan – in this case, 2,198 people.