The expansion was enabled as a result of Nextgen Networks completing the last component of the Federal Government’s $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspot Program (RBBP) in the Northern Territory last year. The 6,000 km Fibre loop connects Darwin to Brisbane and down to Adelaide, which has enabled cost effective backhaul for GCOMM.
With the new point of presence (PoP) located in the Secure Data Centre in Darwin, GCOMM is able to leverage off major national carriers, such as Telstra and AAPT for last mile connectivity and further add to its host of connectivity offerings. Together with the existing PoPs in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and the Gold Coast, the new point of presence in Darwin has significantly added to GCOMM’s ability to offer diverse and cost effective broadband solutions to businesses across Australia. This latest location brings GCOMM’s total number of PoPs up to 9, making the provider’s geographic footprint even wider.
Adam Tessieri, Sales Director, GCOMM said that as part of the company’s drive to build a high quality, aggregated telecommunications network, GCOMM has implemented best-of-breed and exceptionally well supported Cisco router and switch technology in its newest PoP.
Mr. Tessieri also added that GCOMM is committed to continuing to provide its customers and partners with flexible, cost effective and carrier neutral services. “We will continue to work very
closely with our IT partners in Darwin and throughout the Territory. This expansion into Australia’s northern region has already created many more opportunities for our partners who tailor GCOMM’s solutions to suit the evolving needs of their customers,” Mr. Tessieri said.
“The added benefit of this recent network expansion is that GCOMM can now deliver connectivity in the territory and haul this back to eastern Australia at far more cost effective rate than ever before.” Mr. Tessieri added.
About GCOMM Network
GCOMM operates an Australia-wide high speed, high capacity aggregated broadband network based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). Built on Cisco routers and aggregated service provider switches, GCOMM’s network is leadingedge technology. With more than 60 carrier interconnections locally terminated at 9 points of presence across Australia, the company provides access to a broad range of connectivity options.
About GCOMM Pty Ltd
Established in 1996, GCOMM is one of Australia’s leading IT companies, with a proven track record of outstanding service and long term customer relationships. Specialising in the delivery of managed, enterprise grade IT services to medium and large sized business with multiple office locations, GCOMM is a multi-award winning technology company headquartered in Queensland, Australia. The company boasts a rich portfolio of services, including connectivity, backup, server hosting, colocation, security, as well as managed IT services.