Published: February 22, 2018

The highly-anticipated rollout of the Australian-first Ten Gigabit Adelaide network will begin within weeks, with the first wave of Adelaide businesses to be connected from Monday 5 March.

In total, 1,000 CBD and North Adelaide commercial buildings will be connected to the revolutionary high-speed, high-performance data network within the next two years.

Lord Mayor of Adelaide Martin Haese said Council had been inundated by registrations from businesses wanting to be part of Ten Gigabit Adelaide – which includes the delivery and installation of a fibre optic network across the city, 10Gbps data transfer capability and access to a range of cloud-based services.

“This ground-breaking initiative will not only deliver phenomenal data speeds, but significant and tangible advantages to businesses competing in a global economy,” Mr Haese said.

“As announced in December, we are pleased to be able to partner with TPG as the Official Network Provider to implement the first and most visible element of Ten Gigabit Adelaide: the delivery of the fibre optic network and a range of high-performance services for the business community.”

Among the many businesses who have registered to be part of the scheme, is tech-company Buddy Platform Australia.

“Adelaide has always been an innovative city and a city we have been proud to call home for several years,” said Adam Schultz, General Manager of Buddy Platform Australia.

“Faster, more reliable and affordable telecommunications infrastructure is key for any business and for Buddy Platform, with a team, partners and customers around the world, it’s absolutely essential.

“We welcome any investment into Adelaide’s technology infrastructure and we believe that investments like Ten Gigabit Adelaide will ensure that Adelaide can compete globally to attract and support new jobs, companies and investments.” 

Colliers’ National Director of Capital Markets, Craig Shute said: "Adelaide becoming the first Ten Gigabit City in Australia will stimulate much needed demand.”

“Being a global leader is exactly the type of bold thinking required to keep Adelaide relevant in this fast-changing connected world.” 

Further details of the roll-out will be unveiled at an official launch at the Adelaide Town Hall on March 5 at 5.30pm.

For more information on Ten Gigabit Adelaide visit cityofadelaide.com.au/tengig