Auscom wins $1m Sunshine Coast cable contract

By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 05 August, 2019

Auscom wins $1m Sunshine Coast cable contract

Sunshine Coast-based firm Auscom has been awarded a $1m contact to deliver the land side fibre network for the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network.

The land side fibre network will connect the beach landing site to the cable landing station in Maroochydore.

The $35 million Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable project is jointly funded by the Sunshine Coast Council and the Queensland Government, and involves the laying of a 550-kilometre-long undersea fibre-optic cable which will connect the Sunshine Coast to the 9700-kilometre-long Japan–Guam–Australia submarine cable.

When complete in mid-2020, the link will provide what the council claims is the fastest international connection point from Queensland and eastern Australia to Asia.

“It was less than a year ago that council signed contracts with a consortium led by RTI Connectivity to deliver the international broadband submarine cable to the Sunshine Coast,” said Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, adding that the Sunshine Coast Council is “the only local government in Australia to secure an investment in an international submarine cable”.

Image courtesy Sunshine Coast Council.

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