MILAN -- Energy and telecom cable systems vendor Prysmian Group has partnered with TPG Telecom in the realization of the "Ten Gigabit Adelaide" project, a revolutionary high-speed fiber optic data network specifically designed for big-data users in the Australian city.
Prysmian supplied TPG Telecom with a solution which included Flextube and MINISM@RT mini loose tube cables. These next-generation cables feature significantly reduced diameter size compared to standard loose tube cables as well as BendBright, Prysmian's high-end bend insensitive fiber. This combination allows network owners to reduce their total cost of ownership, as well as future proofing the network for future upgrades. Prysmian also supplied their range of large LMJ joints plus installation training in Adelaide, thus offering a full Prysmian solution.
10 Gigabit Adelaide is a program designed to connect the city with a grid of fiber-optic cable, giving every business the ability to access 10 Gbps connectivity. But it is more than that. The program creates gives Adelaide the potential to become one of the world's smartest cities. The high capacity digital web that will span the city center will allow it to run one of the smartest transport systems in the country. In phase one, traffic lights, sensors, cameras and LED street lights can all be interconnected. In the second phase, the city plans for connected and autonomous transport, using the high speed fiber optic network for high-capacity data transfer between vehicles and a central traffic management hub.
"The 10 Gig Adelaide project was a very important project for TPG as we partnered with the City of Adelaide to deliver an Australian first 10-gig connected city," said Reggie Naik, general manager of Fiber Operations at TPG Telecom. "The support, collaboration and the new technology from Prysmian has been one of the major factors in delivering this important project."
Added Philippe Vanhille, executive vice president of the Telecom Business Unit at Prysmian Group: "We have worked closely with TPG Telecom to understand which the best solution was, which means also using a special customized version of some of our products and running intensive training in Adelaide with TPG and their installers. This project is a great example of what partnership means to us: leveraging our wide product portfolio and truly global presence to develop solutions together with our customers and create world-wide best in class infrastructures."
Ten Gigabit Adelaide will particularly benefit data-intensive industries such as the creative, biomedical, finance, defense, advanced manufacturing, information management and cyber security sectors. These are the industries where we are seeing significant jobs growth which will employ thousands of South Australians in the future.
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