Ten gigabit network completed

City of Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit Adelaide project has reached its target of 1000 buildings fully connected.

Ten Gigabit Adelaide is one of the City of Adelaide’s key strategic projects and the important milestone means thousands of businesses and organisations are now able to share and receive high volumes of data at speeds of up to a phenomenal 10Gbps.

Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor, said, “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.

“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.”

TPG Telecom General Manager Enterprise and Government, Nick Pachos, said, “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.

“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 Light Cultural Foundation – a philanthropic venture of Nick and Sophie Dunstone – has just been connected.

Nick said, “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.”