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Open access aggregated network play targets Gold Coast, Bundaberg opportunities

05 May, 2020

A Queensland-based open access aggregated network vehicle is targeting the Gold Coast and Bundaberg as the first markets for its vision of wholesale-only backhaul to place regional centres on a par with major cities. Open Infrastructure Group is pushing the Gold Coast Connectivity Project and the 10 GigaBerg projects respectively and is the brainchild of two industry professionals with extensive experience in bespoke network deployment, Luke Baker and Matthew van Hecke. Baker told CommsDay: “Our mission is to build high capacity, open access, whole- sale only networks, and enable our partners to deliver the best, the best services possible. We don’t want to be selling directly to end users themselves.” OIG’s focus presently is on Queensland, with the Gold Coast and Bundaberg projects prominent on its agenda. “All up we’ve got about somewhere in the range of $600- 700 million worth of projects under consideration for what’s from concept to feasibility stage,” Baker said. “OIG grew out of the frustration of the current constraints in the marketplace.” Baker said the vision for the company was inspired by the Chattanooga, Tennessee municipal broadband network. Beginning a decade ago, the local power company built a gigabit network that has transformed a deserted…

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QCN Fibre first to connect to Sunshine Coast cable

17 Apr, 2020

QCN Fibre will be the first network operator to connect to the 550km Sunshine Coast branch of the JGA South…

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Outland internet boosted by cable

05 Apr, 2020

REGIONAL Queensland will soon have access to a broadband internet network that rivals the speed and prices of Australia’s metropolitan…

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Queensland’s newest backhaul provider ready to launch services

17 Mar, 2020

QCN Fibre’s chief executive Derek Merdith says the Queensland government backed backhaul provider expects to kick off services from April.…

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