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Aussie Broadband expands its dark fibre footprint in Queensland

Media Release | Tuesday 12 Apr 2022 | 2 min read

Aussie Broadband expands its dark fibre footprint in Queensland

Aussie Broadband is on track with the build of its dark fibre network in Queensland, having connected 14 out of 22 NBN Points of Interconnect (POIs) and 4 data centres as part of the Queensland leg of its national fibre project.

Stage 1, which loops around Brisbane’s CBD, and the second loop around Woolloongabba and South Brisbane, is already completed.

Chief Technology Officer John Reisinger said he was delighted with the build progress in Queensland.

“We’re at the tail end of our Queensland fibre build and we’re on track to having that leg of the build completed on schedule and within budget,” said John. “Our fibre is in the ground in Gold Coast and Brisbane’s local government areas, and we’re working our way to Ipswich and Petrie.”

“We’ve rolled out multiple 100G links to the POIs that we have connected. We also have a 10-gigabit retail option available for businesses on a managed fibre service in the build radius,” he said.

“The build has seen us strategically splicing multiple cores towards data centres and customer areas to speed up provisioning when an order is placed. This will significantly reduce delivery time frames, resulting in quicker connections,” said John.

The four data centres connected in Brisbane consist of two at NextDC, and one each at Over the Wire and Interactive.

The company has connected a fully diverse network to these data centres, meaning multiple shorter paths that will reduce latency for customers.

John said the network is being built using 720 core optic fibre manufactured in Australia by Prysmian.

“We have just over 236km of Aussie fibre already laid and connected to POIs and data centres throughout Queensland. Our fibre is located in strategic CBD locations throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast, which will make it easier to connect to business customers.”

Aussie Broadband has worked with multiple delivery partners on the Queensland fibre build including Netcom Fibre Optics, Optilinx, Customized Drilling Services, Bentline and Zarafa Group.

Netcom Fibre Optics Director, Bryan Cameron, said he was delighted to partner with Aussie to provide high-performing connectivity to Queensland.

“It has been an exciting and rewarding experience for us to be a part of this venture, working with Aussie to achieve a new highspeed fibre network. We really feel part of the team and have achieved so much together over the last 12 months,” said Bryan.

More information about Aussie Broadband’s fibre network can be found here.

All information contained in this media release, including references to costs, speed, and capability of the Aussie Broadband network, was correct at time of publication, and may have since changed.

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About Aussie Broadband Limited

Aussie Broadband is an Australian operated telecommunications company that was formed in 2008 and is based in Morwell Victoria, Australia.

The company's main focus is nbn® (NBN) subscription plans and bundles to residential homes, small businesses, not-for-profits, corporate/enterprise and managed service providers.

As a licensed carrier, the company provides these services through a wholesale agreement with NBN Co, a mix of leased backhaul infrastructure from third parties and its own network equipment.

The company also offers a range of other telecommunications services including VoIP, mobile plans and handsets, entertainment bundles through its partnership with Fetch TV and connections through its own fibre, the OptiComm network and its white label platform.

With its acquisition of Over the Wire, the company is also a Tier 1 voice provider, and offers a range of tailored cloud, connect and collaborate solutions to business, government and enterprise customers.

Along with being a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, Small Change Big Change and more, Aussie Broadband is a certified B Corporation and the largest telco in Australia to hold accreditation.

Aussie Broadband has remained Australia's Most Trusted Brand in Telecommunications since December 2020 and was more recently named Australia's Most Trusted Telco for the second year in a row at the Roy Morgan Trusted Brand Awards for 2023.