TransGrid Telecommunications connects high speed connectivity to Victoria


​​​​TransGrid Telecommunications has completed the first phase of its telecommunications networks expansion through Victoria into Melbourne. This extension now complements its existing independent inter-capital and regional routes from NSW and the ACT into Victoria. 

Announcing its first Melbourne based customer, the newly appointed head of TransGrid Telecommunications, Errol Shaw, said the new connection into Melbourne provides carrier grade services on unique and independent infrastructure.

The network’s backhaul services are deployed using a 40 x 100G DWDM system on an independent path to the existing long haul fibre networks. Boasting the fifth largest optic fibre network in Australia, the majority of this network is Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) strung above a secure and reliable electricity system.

 “We recognise the critical nature of the services we are providing to our customers and our unique OPGW based, robust network seamlessly supports this level of service.” 

“This recent expansion means businesses in Victoria can now benefit from one of the largest and most secure telecommunications networks in the country.” 

“We’re proud to announce our first customer, BigAir Group Limited, is now connected from NSW and the ACT into NEXTDC’s M1 data centre in Port Melbourne,” said Mr Shaw

“BigAir is a leading provider of high speed data networks (including Microwave and WiFi), Unified Communication​s and Cloud infrastructure and we operate in both metropolitan and regional Australia” said Jason Ashton, CEO BigAir.

“We are continuously seeking out high capacity backhaul networks which enable us to expand our infrastructure offerings into new markets. TransGrid are an existing trusted supplier and this new long haul network met our needs in terms of future capacity and carrier diversity,” said Mr Ashton. 

With an optical fibre backhaul network spanning more than 4,000 kilometres across regional NSW, Victoria and the ACT, and an extensive regional microwave network, TransGrid Telecommunications is providing services over a unique network designed to connect to capital cities and regional areas, resulting in the ability to establish new pathways to many underserviced and remote locations.

TransGrid Telecommunications backhaul services are now available in NSW, ACT and VIC. 

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