Aussie Broadband announces 10-year deal with VicTrack
Aussie Broadband has announced a 10-year deal — including two 10-year options — with VicTrack (Victorian Rail Track), to swap access to their respective fibre networks. VicTrack is a government business enterprise of the Victorian Government and operates the state’s fibre assets.
Under the agreement, VicTrack will provide access to its fibre network throughout Victoria. Aussie Broadband will provide access to its fibre network throughout Victoria and will construct access for VicTrack to a number of nbn POIs (points of interconnect).
The swap will significantly increase the geographic reach of Aussie Broadband’s fibre network, especially into regional Victoria. This increased reach will enable the rollout of Aussie Broadband’s own business fibre services into regional areas including Traralgon, Morwell, Warragul, Pakenham, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Warrnambool at speeds of up to 100G.
The swap will also increase the metro coverage of Aussie Broadband’s Victorian fibre network and will provide additional redundancy and protection options without needing to construct further backbone links. This will allow capex originally planned for Victoria to be used to expand the network in other states.
Managing Director Phillip Britt welcomed the announcement as a highly strategic move in the expansion of Aussie Broadband’s fibre network.
“Smart partnerships like this one with VicTrack enable us to not only expand our network beyond what was originally planned, but also frees up capital to improve our reach in other states,” he said.
“This is a win for Aussie Broadband, a win for VicTrack and, most importantly, a win for our customers and their access to high-speed, quality internet connections,” he said.
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