TPG picked for Ten Gigabit Adelaide

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 06 December, 2017

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The City of Adelaide has selected TPG Telecom as the official network partner for the first phase of the Ten Gigabit Adelaide project to deploy 10 Gbps connectivity to businesses and organisations across the city.

The project to deploy a dedicated fibre network is expected to commence early next year.

Access points to buildings will be installed free of charge, with the costs covered by the City of Adelaide and TPG. The cost of accessing broadband services is also expected to be considerably lower than current market offers.

The network will be designed to provide a backbone for a wide range of smart city projects, reduce the costs of the council’s own communications requirements and provide an ongoing revenue stream from the sale of services.

The network is expected to benefit nearly all existing industries and pave the way for future innovation in areas including robotics, AI, 3D printing and augmented reality.

An independent report from the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies estimates that the network will achieve efficiency and productivity benefits in the range of $16 million to $76 million per year. The project is also forecast to generate between 1400 and 2500 jobs over the first six years of the network’s life as well as 40 jobs per year during the construction period.

“This will be the first network of its kind in Australia and the possibilities for innovation and investment for Adelaide will be endless,” said TPG’s group executive of corporate, government and wholesale, Mark Rafferty.

“This network will leverage TPG’s infrastructure expertise and provide some very exciting products and services to the Adelaide business community. We are proud to partner with the City of Adelaide and compliment their vision in driving innovation for local industry.”

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