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Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit network connects its 1,000th building

The network is one of the Australian city’s key strategic projects and has involved the installation of 82km of cable, 26,000 spliced fibres, 431 new joints and eight high-density 10G core sites.

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Adelaide expects the demand for connectivity to accelerate now the network is complete
Adelaide expects the demand for connectivity to accelerate now the network is complete

The City of Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit Adelaide project has reached its target of having 1,000 buildings fully connected.

 

It is one of the city’s key strategic projects and the milestone will mean that thousands of business and organisations are able to share and receive high volumes of data at speeds of up 10Gbps.

 

Ten Gigabit journey

 

In 2018 the City of Adelaide partnered with TPG Telecom as the official network provider to install and operate the network and provide a range of high-performance services for the business community.

 

Lord mayor Sandy Verschoor said connecting the 1000th building was a fantastic achievement and was done on time and on budget.

 

“We are proud to usher Adelaide into a new era of connectivity with 1000 buildings now connected to the Ten Gigabit Adelaide network – delivered with our official network provider TPG Telecom,” said Verschoor.

 

“The landmark project – the first of its kind in Australia – represents a significant strategic commitment by the City of Adelaide to provide our city businesses with world-class digital infrastructure that will help create jobs and boost our economy.

 

“The network is a great asset for local business – as hundreds have already discovered – and is a compelling factor to attract business from interstate or from around the globe.”

“Several hundred organisations have already connected to the network, and we expect demand to accelerate now the network has been completed”

TPG Telecom general manager, enterprise and government, Nick Pachos said the project to connect 1,000 buildings included the installation of 82km of cable, 26,000 spliced fibres, 431 new joints and eight high-density 10G core sites.

 

“Adelaide city businesses can now move into the fast lane, with enormous opportunities for industries such as health, education, video and media production, and IT and software engineering,” said Pachos.

 

“Adelaide is now one of the fastest connected cities in the world, and we delivered this significant construction project on time and on budget using local contractors.

 

“Several hundred organisations have already connected to the network, and we expect demand to accelerate now the network has been completed.”

 

The 1,000th building

 

The 1,000th building to be connected was The Light Cultural Foundation, a philanthropic venture that requires ultra-high-speed data transmission to support live online performances.

 

“We are pleased to be working with the City of Adelaide and TPG to be part of the Ten Gig Community in Adelaide,” said Nick Dunstone from the foundation.

 

“My partner Sophie and I have exciting plans for this beautiful historical building at 63 Light Square, using world-class audio-visual technology.

 

“Adelaide has amazing talent and we are proud to be able to support emerging artists – through the use of new technology we will have the chance to open new and exciting opportunities for them.

 

“Ultra-high-speed data transmission capable of supporting live online performance is critical to our project.

 

“Being part of the Ten Gigabit fibre network is also going to be important as a way of future-proofing our enterprise, especially as 3D and holographic technology evolves. We know that we have the capacity to grow and innovate and shine a new light on Adelaide’s vibrant arts culture.”

 

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