Ten gigabit Adelaide is here

Article image - Ten gigabit Adelaide is here Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese, City of Adelaide CEO Mark Goldstone and Mark Rafferty, TPG’s Group Executive of Corporate, Government and Wholesale installing the first fibre-optic cable for the Ten Gigabit Adelaide network.

City of Adelaide has announced the first buildings being connected to Ten Gigabit Adelaide.

Ten Gigabit Adelaide is designed for businesses and corporate big data users located in the Adelaide central business district, giving city-based businesses a distinct competitive advantage.

It will enable businesses to send high volumes of data, quickly and securely, between their offices, business partners and clients around the world.

So far 40 buildings are in the process of being offered services, with an additional 140 buildings being finalised shortly. The network will be progressively rolled out to 1,000 buildings within the next two years.

Standing outside the home of the Australian Institute of Business – the first Ten Gigabit Adelaide-connected building – Lord Mayor Martin Haese said it was an exciting day for the city.

“We have been inundated by registrations from businesses wanting to plug into Ten Gigabit Adelaide.

“It will not only ensure local businesses have access to 21st century big data and communications enabling services, it will also attract new investment and business from interstate and overseas, furthering our reputation as a connected, smart, entrepreneurial and intelligent city.

“Ten Gigabit Adelaide is all about helping Adelaide retain, grow and attract new businesses, creating jobs, driving innovation and delivering economic and social returns for our city.

“The Australian Institute of Business is just one example of the type of organisations and industry sectors that will benefit from this transformational new fibre network.

“Ten Gigabit Adelaide will particularly benefit data-intensive industries such as creative, biomedical, finance, defence, advanced manufacturing, information management and cyber security. It will underpin future innovation in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, way-finding, 3D printing and augmented reality.”

Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Business, Paul Wappett, said the business was thrilled to be the first connected building.

“As a progressive and innovative online education provider, it is so important that we have the leading technology to deliver our online programmes.

“We have invested significantly in our interactive learning environment and infrastructure, and the new network will enable us to further enhance the online learning experience for our students.”

As well as local businesses, interstate and off-shore organisations that require ultra-fast, secure data speeds are also being targeted by the City of Adelaide to relocate their operations to the best and most cost-effective city to do business in Australia.