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QCN Fibre continues to drive competition in Queensland – connecting to all 22 NBN PoIs with Ciena

19 Oct, 2020

QCN Fibre continues to build coverage, capacity, and competition in Queensland. The organisation announced today that it can provide backhaul to all Queensland NBN Points of Interface (PoI). QCN Fibre’s initial work program involved connecting its existing fibre network to six regional NBN PoIs in Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, and Cairns. “Our launch strategy was to activate services to these key regional centres by mid-2020. We have achieved that,” said QCN Fibre’s Chief Executive Officer, Derek Merdith. “Now, we continue to improve Coverage, Capacity and Competition throughout Queensland, through connecting to all 22 NBN PoIs.” “As a small and dynamic organisation, we can quickly adapt our strategies to meet our customers’ needs. When we inspected the more than 12,000km of fibre we inherited from our parent companies, Energy Queensland and Powerlink, and considered current market conditions, connecting to all 22 PoIs became both technically achievable and a competitive necessity.” “Today, there are only two primary backhaul providers to the six regional PoIs. Whilst NBN provides some competition, small ISPs must ultimately rely on a limited range of suppliers for backhaul services from the PoI to Brisbane. Regional backhaul currently costs several times that of metropolitan backhaul.” “QCN Fibre’s NBN…

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Regions to connect to transpacific submarine internet cable

03 Apr, 2020

Some great news for Queensland’s regional businesses struggling to get fast and reliable internet access to overseas markets. Thanks to…

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