NBN fibre build POI wires

TransGrid Telecommunications has begun an NBN Points of Interconnect (POI) fibre build project to 41 POI in NSW and ACT. The build seeks to strengthen the company’s alternative network and improving choice for Retail Service Providers (RSP).

TransGrid’s network will include high speed NBN POI backhaul connectivity, enhancing the company’s network reach to both metro and regional New South Wales via the NBN Enterprise Ethernet service.

The NBN connectivity stands alongside the company’s ‘Fibre in the Sky’ Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) network associated with the New South Wales high-voltage network, which aims to provide a reliable alternative network path to traditional underground telecommunications infrastructure.

TransGrid Head of Telecommunications, Glenn Wood, said the move increased network choice and competition across the state.

“Connectivity to the NBN via the existing points of interconnect in NSW and the ACT will greatly enhance our ability to provide backhaul services and deliver fast and secure end-to-end services to wholesale, enterprise and state government customers at very competitive rates,” Mr Wood said.

“Our wholesale and government partners are demanding higher bandwidth as their needs evolve.

“Alongside this, with the growth of cloud services; streaming video services such as Netflix and Stan; the growing new high bandwidth applications such as virtual reality/augmented reality; and the popularity of YouTube and online gaming mean we are taking steps to build a high-speed fibre network to support the demand for higher bandwidth now and into the future.”

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