TransGrid Telecommunications welcomes NBN Co’s announcement of a $700 million investment in a suite of initiatives designed to support regional businesses over the next three years.
As a long-term investor in regional NSW, TransGrid is delighted by this announcement which will see regional businesses have access to high-speed NBN Enterprise Ethernet fibre services at similar price points as major cities for the first time.
TransGrid's Head of Telecommunications, Glenn Wood said “this announcement will help enable a much needed boost to businesses in regional Australia.”
“A key part of TransGrid Telecommunications’ strategy is to bridge the digital divide between metropolitan and regional areas and this investment will rapidly fast-forward progress.”
“Regional businesses have been relying on the slow speeds of residential grade services. We can provide Enterprise Ethernet, NBN Co’s fastest wholesale product, at affordable prices that will allow businesses to be more competitive, retain jobs and attract more business to the area,” he said.
TransGrid Telecommunications is well-positioned to service NSW customers having already invested in building fibre directly to key NBN POIs. “We can provide businesses, Government agencies and Councils access to symmetrical wholesale speeds suitable for data intensive applications such as cloud-based tools all at affordable prices.”
TransGrid Telecommunications has one of the largest fibre networks in Australia. The business focuses on two main areas: data services and wireless colocation on its towers - with more than 130 telecommunications towers and 37,000 high voltage transmission towers.
“We are positioning ourselves as a challenger, a niche player and a real alternative for backhaul requirements, alternative paths,” said Wood. “We've been very successful in selling multiple 100Gbps services to other tier one providers for Sydney to Melbourne because of the network diversity, speed and security of the network.”
“We work closely with TransGrid’s infrastructure business unit to provide telecommunications services to the renewable energy sector. Building a new wind or solar farm would require three core elements: land, power and telecommunications services, so our one-stop solution is a great value proposition,” he says.
Suzanne Shepherd 0409 495 152