A high speed fibre network has been finalised in the Parkes Shire as part of NSW’s first Special Activation Precinct (SAP).
The Parkes Shire Council telecommunications partner, Lumea, is now providing secure, scalable and high speed where the SAP is located.
Businesses along the path will benefit from full fibre drop off flexibility, and connectivity up to 10Gbps or higher, with options to connect onto the Lumea Data Centre Interconnect (DCI) ecosystem for Edge Computing and Cloud Connectivity.
Parkes Shire Council Mayor Ken Keith OAM said, “It’s great to see cutting-edge infrastructure delivered in Parkes that will improve the digital connectivity in the region and benefit local businesses located in the SAP.”
Lumea Head of Telecommunications, Glenn Wood, said “I’m extremely proud of the delivery of high speed network services that sees the Parkes business community benefit from faster and more scalable data services.”
Digital connectivity for Parkes will help accelerate the economic growth of the region, which includes key industries of agriculture and mining, as well as a strong transport and logistics industry.
“Businesses located in the SAP, including SCT Logistics, Master Pet’s Pet Care Kitchen and Pacific National, as well as future businesses in the area will have access to speeds and performance that rival metropolitan centres. Fibre really is the critical infrastructure of the modern economy, and that’s why bridging the digital divide between regional and urban centres is of such high importance to us at Lumea.”
The fibre network was built using the existing Lumea Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) backbone network combined with self-build underground and aerial fibre in conjunction with utilities partner Essential Energy.