Local Businesses Look to Future Growth with Ten Gigabit Adelaide
Local fund managers, Keystone Capital, and debt finance intermediary Capital United, recently made the switch to the Ten Gigabit Adelaide network, Adelaide’s revolutionary high-speed data network.
As a licensed fund manager, Keystone Capital specialises in the origination and management of loans secured by mortgages over real property assets across Australia. Capital United provides financial intermediary services to its clients nationwide, committed to negotiating optimal rates, loan structures and terms and conditions.
Both businesses operate from their Flinders Street office and are constantly communicating with their Sydney office to support their clients. Recently adopting a cloud-based platform, it’s imperative that both offices work from data and documents that are live and up to date.
“We were looking for something that could give us speed, reliability and minimal downtime with the server and certainly Ten Gigabit Adelaide offered that and has exceeded our expectations,” says Tom Waltham, Director.
“Previously we were running off an ADSL service and the download time was 23Mbps and 1Mbps on upload, so the speed change has just been fantastic.”
Ten Gigabit Adelaide provides secure, reliable and symmetrical 10Gbps data speeds. It offers local businesses an advantage over their competitors nationwide and opens them to a wide range of future opportunities.
“As the businesses continue to grow we will be able to offer market leading IT capabilities, and we’ll be able to continue to compete more efficiently and effectively with the ever-increasing online and digital platform requirements that the businesses have,” says Mr Waltham.
“That’s why we chose Ten Gigabit Adelaide which has been absolutely fantastic for our business.”
The City of Adelaide has partnered with TPG Telecom as the Official Network Partner to deliver and install the Ten Gigabit Adelaide network. Learn more about the project and the rollout plan here.
My Plan Manager - Another Happy Ten Gigabit Adelaide Customer
With the rollout of Ten Gigabit Adelaide starting to ramp up, more businesses are jumping at the chance to be connected to the revolutionary high-speed data network.
Local social enterprise firm, My Plan Manager has relocated its offices to Franklin Street in the CBD to access the new network, enabling vastly improved internet connectivity, cybersecurity and synchronised upload and download speeds reaching the full capacity of the 10Gbps data transfer capability.
The company provides financial intermediary and plan management services to over 6,500 people Australia-wide who are part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This includes a web-based platform and a personalised app that gives people living with a disability to have full control and visibility over their funds and services.
“Our company relies heavily on technology and having access to high speed, high quality connectivity and a range of telecommunications services is critical to ensuring we can provide a responsive, seamless service to our clients,” says My Plan Manager, ICT Business Manager, Sean Bates.
“The Ten Gigabit Adelaide service was a standout choice in terms of speed, reliability and cost.
“TPG introduced us to NEXION Networks who designed a new infrastructure layer for the new office including new router, switches and WiFi. They also recommended a comprehensive security layer and firewall to protect the business.”
“When we tested the data speeds at our new offices in Franklin Street, it ran 18 times faster than our previous connection which is extraordinary.
“This will in turn save us time, increase our productivity and translate to a much higher quality of service for our clients.”
Another key reason for My Plan Manager moving to the city was its central location.
“We’re excited to be able to call the CBD home. Being in the geographical heart of Adelaide will make it easier for us to recruit and retain quality staff,” he says.
In addition to providing secure, reliable and symmetrical 10Gpbs data speeds, Ten Gigabit Adelaide will also provide businesses with access to a range of cutting-edge ICT applications and services.
My Plan Manager has accessed a 1GB internet service through the network and has also invested in a complete Fortinet suite of products including router, firewall, switching and WiFi as well as enterprise grade cybersecurity, provided by NEXION Networks.
“We take security of our systems very seriously,” says Mr Bates.
“We continue to invest heavily in a range of infrastructure such as the NEXION Fortinet Bundles to ensure that sensitive data and systems are protected, and the performance of the network exceeds expectations.”
On the back of Ten Gigabit Adelaide, NEXION Networks has also expanded their business in Adelaide.
“NEXION Networks are a unique and fast-growing ICT company and see Adelaide and the Ten Gigabit Adelaide rollout as the bedrock for our growth and we continue to invest locally in the building of our Adelaide presence,” says CEO of NEXION Networks, Paul Glass.
“The investment the City of Adelaide and TPG have made to turn Adelaide into a global leading technology innovation hub allows us to deliver innovative solutions for TPG customers faster and more nimbly than any other location in Australia.”
“NEXION Networks is very proud to be working with TPG and City of Adelaide and we are excited about the opportunity to provide Adelaide customers, like My Plan Manager with the cybersecurity and infrastructure required to get the full benefit of the 10GA Network.
The City of Adelaide has partnered with TPG telecom as the Official Network Partner to deliver and install the Ten Gigabit Adelaide network. For further information about the project and the rollout plan, visit www.cityofadelaide.com.au/tengig
Ten Gigabit Adelaide in Fashion!
Local Adelaide success story Australian Fashion Labels has become one of the first city businesses to connect to Ten Gigabit Adelaide.
Following the announcement of Ten Gigabit Adelaide, Australian Fashion Labels was keen to sign-up to the revolutionary network quickly to access high-speed connectivity at an affordable price to help grow its business.
The company is known as an innovative, international fashion house, founded and headquartered in Adelaide, employing 130 staff locally and around the world.
Co-Founder Dean Flintoft said that while the business continued to grow globally, infrastructure like Ten Gigabit Adelaide has encouraged his company to stay here in the city for the long term.
“Besides all of the other great things happening here, this is the type of infrastructure that makes us want to stay. We get all of the benefits of living and working in such a beautiful city, with the bonus of faster, more reliable and affordable telecommunications and infrastructure,” said Mr Flintoft.
“Being based in Adelaide but having staff and suppliers around the world, having high-speed connectivity is absolutely essential and we view Ten Gigabit Adelaide as a necessary business tool.
“With its speed, reliability and affordability, Ten Gigabit Adelaide will ensure our business can continue to compete globally to attract and support new jobs, companies and investments.
Read more about how Ten Gigabit Adelaide is benefiting Australian Fashion Labels here.
Nexion Networks see Ten Gigabit Adelaide as bedrock to growth
The highly-anticipated Australian-first Ten Gigabit Adelaide network is a “technology enablement platform of global scales” says one of Australia’s fastest and most innovative technology companies, NEXION Networks.
NEXION Networks is leading the charge in the delivery of cutting edge ICT Services that will be available to adopters of the scheme. Ten Gigabit Adelaide will see a minimum 1,000 CBD and North Adelaide commercial buildings connected to the revolutionary high-speed, high-performance data network within the next two years.
The bold infrastructure project includes the delivery and installation of a fibre optic network across the city, 10Gbps data transfer capability and access to a range of cloud-based services. It will provide businesses like NEXION Networks with the core connectivity to position Adelaide as Australia’s epicentre for business.
“The way we work and interact with the community, our peers, our city and our families is all changing, as we embrace a smart connected world,” said Paul Glass, Managing Director of NEXION Networks.
“The investment the City of Adelaide and TPG (the Official Network Provider) have made to turn Adelaide into a global leading technology innovation hub allows us to drive solution innovation faster and more nimbly than any other location in Australia.
Read more about how NEXION Networks is expanding their business in Adelaide here.
AIB the first business in Australia to connect to ultra-fast Ten Gigabit network
The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is proud to be the first business and building in South Australia to connect to the Adelaide City Council’s revolutionary high-speed fibre optic data network – Ten Gigabit Adelaide. The network provides access to 10Gbps uncontested data speeds which is the fastest internet connection available in Australia and the only network of its kind for businesses.
At AIB’s headquarters on March 5, the then Lord Mayor Martin Haese officially launched Ten Gigabit Adelaide and, along with AIB CEO Paul Wappett, connected AIB to the ultra-fast network which is being delivered by TPG Telecom.
As the largest MBA provider in Australia and leaders in accessible online education, fast and reliable internet speeds and data capabilities are critical to the delivery of AIB’s programmes. The phenomenally fast 10Gbps data speeds will support AIB in improving the interactive online learning experience for its students in Australia and around the world.
On being the first business in Australia to experience the network, Paul Wappett said he and the AIB staff are thrilled.
“As a progressive higher education provider delivering online education for working adults, it is critical we embrace industry-leading technology. This new network is faster and more affordable, allowing us to continue to provide accredited, high quality post-graduate education at an affordable price point. It also enables us to further enhance our interactive online learning experience and export it around the world.”
AIB has invested significantly in its online learning environment and infrastructure over the past two years to create a truly engaging and interactive learning experience for its students. In addition, following the successful transition to online exams this year, The Agile MBA is now 100% online, allowing students greater flexibility and accessibility to study from anywhere in the world.
Proudly a South Australian business, AIB has been delivering business education from the state since its inception in 1984. The business school has become a truly global institution, with students and alumni from over 90 countries, but South Australia remains the ideal location for AIB to export its programmes to the world.
“South Australia has become a hub for innovation in recent years, aligning well with AIB’s innovative approach to education. The new Ten Gigabit Network is an example of that and another reason why Adelaide is the right place for AIB to be based,” Paul Wappett explained.
Ten Gigabit Adelaide is here! Community, industry and business leaders worldwide are taking note.
“The majority of our work is dispersed inspection and non-destructive testing of assets, most of which is digitised. If we could tap into a ten-gigabit data network, we could centrally locate qualified inspectors and engineers to make real-time decisions rather than having hundreds of field staff flying in and out of remote locations. This could be a real game-changer for our industry and I imagine many others.” Ian Coker, Operations Manager of Bureau Veritas, South Australia.
"This network has the potential to totally transform the City of Adelaide. Not only does it anticipate the future needs of businesses but will establish the City as an early adopter of innovative technologies. Throughout the United States, we have seen that decisions like this have been key to driving innovation and new sources of growth." Professor Edward J Blakely, Chair, Future Cities Collaborative and Honorary Professor in Urban Policy, University of Sydney.
"It's fantastic to see the City of Adelaide working to enable a significant advantage to Adelaide based businesses when competing in the new global digital economy. This is great news for companies like Chamonix that are continually searching for innovative ways to help our customers do business with the world. A super-fast network in the city will help us further explore areas such as virtual reality, machine learning, telehealth and the internet of things. This is great news for business in Adelaide. Access to a super-fast network will allow Adelaide based businesses to communicate utilising new evolving technologies, enabling new digital channels and allow larger payloads to be shared between businesses. Usage of this network will provide significantly greater efficiencies for both local collaboration and when working with other connected high speed cities." Geoff Rohrsheim, Director, Cevo
"Redstack is a progressive, North Adelaide based South Australian headquartered business. At the core of our business is high end cloud services like SalesForce.com, so reliable fast connectivity to Cloud datacentres is critical in maintaining a competitive advantage. With the current decline in internet data service – largely due to congestion on the internet, we are already seeing marked declines in productivity. Without access to high speed, cloud connected data, we will have no option but relocate our business to hi speed data centric locations. Hi speed cloud data access is now a mission critical service, second only to electricity. We fully support this project and see enormous benefits for our city and our business." Michael Lachs, Director, Redstack