09 Jan, 2017

Ten Gigabit City Plans Speed Up

The next step in Adelaide’s game changing Ten Gigabit City broadband plans is underway with a worldwide invitation calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to build and operate this critical capital city infrastructure.

The City of Adelaide is seeking EOIs from international investors, technology enterprises, and interstate investors.

The City of Adelaide will be the first capital city in Australia to construct a transformational 21st century Ten Gigabit Optical Fibre worldwide Network. The new broadband connectivity would complement the current nbn roll out and the State Government’s Gig City project – that will each deliver higher speed internet services to the city.

Council’s Ten Gigabit Network will interconnect with a new global fibre network, linking cloud-based data centres where speed, flexibility and big data transfer aren’t inhibited by the current internet congestion. This will enable businesses, institutions, governments and researchers to communicate at synchronous (up and down) data speeds at a scale that will position Adelaide’s CBD as a world-leading digital-based city – opening up new and exciting opportunities for rapid economic growth.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said that the EOI was an important milestone for Adelaide’s Ten Gigabit City plans that are furthering Adelaide’s credentials as an innovative, smart and intelligent city.

“I’ve said from day one that this is essential infrastructure for investment attraction and growth that will transform the competitiveness of the city,” said Martin.

“This can be the solution for attracting head offices to Adelaide and helping to create jobs, innovation and investment from across the globe.

“Ultra-fast data is transformative infrastructure which has the ability to deliver tangible benefits to almost every commercial premises within the City of Adelaide.

“The City of Adelaide is dedicated to having the fastest, most reliable, secure and flexible data transfer in the nation...if not the world.

“We can see from the overseas experience in cities like Boston, Chattanooga, Dayton (Oregon) and Salisbury (North Carolina), that this infrastructure will attract new businesses, in new growth industries, and support the growth of existing businesses in a city seeking transformational growth in 21st century jobs and increases in export income.

“Ten Gigabit City can put Adelaide firmly on the map as a destination of choice for digital-rich big data businesses within the health, education, creative, finance and defence sectors, to name just a few.”

The City of Adelaide has issued an EOI through the Tenders SA website for organisations to register interest in its Ten Gigabit City Project. The EOI closes on 7 February and can be viewed here. Please contact Peter Auhl at [email protected] to learn more. More information on Ten Gigabit City can be found here.

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Matt Halliwell