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29 Sep, 2016

Ten Gigabit City a Step Closer To Reality

The City of Adelaide can be the first capital city in Australia to construct a transformational 21st century Ten Gigabit Optical Fibre Network. 

At its meeting this week, Council fully endorsed the development of a business case to construct a Ten Gigabit Optical Fibre network to cover the CBD and North Adelaide. The decision is based on a comprehensive independent review of the concept by highly respected telecommunications consultant Adrian De Brenni.

The new network would complement the current NBN roll out and State Government’s Gig City project, that both will deliver higher speed internet services to the city. 

The network will connect with a new global fibre network and cloud based data centres where speed and big data transfer is not inhibited by the current internet congestion. This will connect local businesses, institutions, governments and researchers to each other – opening up new and exciting innovations and opportunities. 

As part of the City of Adelaide 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan, Adelaide is committed to being a smart city. A fibre optic network is precisely the type of technology that a smart city needs to harness.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said this fibre optic network is essential infrastructure for investment attraction that could transform the competitiveness of the city.

“It has the potential to make Adelaide the centre of the universe. This can be the solution for attracting head offices to Adelaide, creating jobs, driving creativity, innovation, investment and so much more,” said Martin.

“We’re dedicated to having the fastest, most reliable data transfer in the nation. We’re confident from overseas experience that this infrastructure will attract new businesses, in new growth industries, as well as support the growth of existing businesses in the city.

“We believe entrepreneurs will jump at the opportunity to access this network.

“This could put Adelaide firmly on the radar as a destination of choice for large, digital-reliant businesses such as those within the health, creative, finance and defence sectors.”

Infographic: Ten Gigabit City Network - what it means


Adelaide City Ten Gigabit City Network - how it works

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