Datacom is getting ready to shift more than 100 people in its Adelaide workforce to new offices where it can tap into the city’s so-called Ten Gigabit high-speed fibre-optic data network.
The IT services firm’s Adelaide contingent plans to make the move from its office in the suburb of Findon to new premises in Franklin Street, in the South Australian capital’s city centre, in July.
According to Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese, connectivity to the city’s Ten Gigabit Adelaide network played a part in the move.
“It is great news that Ten Gigabit Adelaide is one of the reasons why Datacom is setting up its office in Franklin Street in the heart of the CBD,” Haese said.
The Ten Gigabit Adelaide network is a high-speed fibre-optic data network that is currently being rolled out by TPG Telecom (ASX:TPM) to commercial buildings across the City of Adelaide.
As its name suggests, the network is aimed at giving local businesses and organisations the ability to share and receive data at 10Gbps data speeds.
It was revealed in December last year that TPG had won the deal to progressively roll out the network across the South Australian capital from early 2018.
The deal sees TPG install the fibre-optic network via ducts and pits in the ground and will run the cable direct to individual buildings, with a connection point installed in each building.
The City of Adelaide said at the time that there would be no charge for the installation of network access point in buildings, with this aspect of the project being provided free of charge by the City of Adelaide and TPG.
It also said that, additionally, unique fibre extensions would be made for each business customer within the connected buildings, providing a direct access point to a symmetrical 10Gbps transmission link.
“Businesses like Datacom that employ hundreds of knowledge workers in areas including software and technology services are precisely who we are targeting with Ten Gigabit Adelaide,” Haese said.
“Datacom is one of the many businesses we are in discussions with about how Ten Gigabit Adelaide can help them grow and succeed, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response to date,” he said.
For Datacom South Australia director Marcus Clements, establishing its new office in the city centre also means the company will be closer to more of its customers and partners.
“Over 100 people will make the move, and they are excited about the benefits that city working provides for themselves and our customers,” Clements said.
“Datacom has a strategic partnership with TPG Telecom, and we will be connecting to the Ten Gigabit Network.
“This high-speed connectivity will benefit our customers by enabling our objective to deliver secure and better connected solutions to business within the Adelaide CBD,” he said.