TransGrid Telecommunications has commenced an NBN Points of Interconnect (POI) fibre build project to 41 POI in NSW and ACT, strengthening the company’s alternative network and improving choice for Retail Service Providers (RSP).

TransGrid’s network will include high speed NBN POI backhaul connectivity, enhancing the company’s network reach to both metro and regional New South Wales via the NBN Enterprise Ethernet service.

The NBN connectivity stands alongside the company’s ‘Fibre in the Sky’ Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) network associated with the New South Wales high-voltage network, offering a reliable alternative network path to traditional underground telecommunications infrastructure.

Glenn Wood, TransGrid Head of Telecommunications, said the move increased network choice and competition across the state.

“Connectivity to the NBN via the existing points of interconnect in NSW and the ACT will greatly enhance our ability to provide backhaul services and deliver fast and secure end-to-end services to wholesale, enterprise and state government customers at very competitive rates,” Mr Wood said.

“Our wholesale and government partners are demanding higher bandwidth as their needs evolve.

“Alongside this, with the growth of cloud services; streaming video services such as Netflix and Stan; the growing new high bandwidth applications such as virtual reality/augmented reality; and the popularity of YouTube and online gaming mean we are taking steps to build a high-speed fibre network to support the demand for higher bandwidth now and into the future.”

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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