Tuesday, 10 November 2020 12:18

Video: Aussie Broadband starts Sydney fibre rollout

By

Aussie Broadband is running fibre cable through the Sydney Harbour Tunnel to connect the Sydney CBD with North Sydney.

The fibre run is part of Aussie Broadband's broader fibre network plans.

"We had originally planned to install a cable through the water, like a submarine cable. But there was already an available duct that runs through the tunnel so we decided to take that route instead," said managing director Phillip Britt.

The new fibre network provides Aussie Broadband with its own connections to NBN POIs (points of interconnect) and commercial data centres. It will also be used to provide business customers with fibre connections running at speeds up to 10Gbps for business customers, or even 100Gbps or greater for specialist applications.

The 720 core optical fibre cable through the Harbour Tunnel is being installed by Global Utility Construction.

Global's managing director Aaron Wright said "We had to operate within a very strict schedule, with a four hour window available on specific nights only."

"It runs from near NBN's Dalley POI or Point of Interconnect through the tunnel and out into North Sydney. The next POI on the north is St Leonards, but that's 2-3km north of the tunnel exit," he added.

"It will pick up three Equinix data centres in Alexandria, and the NBN POIs in Newton, Glebe, City South and Dalley. This is the hardest part because there's about 3.5km of civil construction needed in Alexandria alone."

Britt expects all of these POIs will be connected at the same time.

"Sydney will be a simple run from Alexandria to Macquarie Park, but the diverse path will follow," he said.

"There's around 1,000m to construct in Macquarie Park and it will pick up two data centres; NextDC S1 and NextDC S2."

Aussie Broadband has already started running fibre out to suburban Melbourne NBN POIs in Hawthorn, Kew, Balwyn North, Nunawading and Ringwood, with the St Kilda, Caulfield and Cheltenham NBN POI connections expected to be completed in the next few months.

"We plan to build fully diverse routes to over 75 NBN POIs and 24 key data centres across Australia," said Britt.

Read 3719 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

SONICWALL 2022 CYBER THREAT REPORT

The past year has seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents worldwide.

Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

Ransomware
Cryptojacking
Encrypted threats
IoT malware
Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Click the button below to get the report.

GET REPORT!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments