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Global businesses ready for fast data access to Australia

Last update: 27/09/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 -- International businesses are preparing themselves for the fastest data transmission speeds to Australia's east coast, next year.

This follows an opening of the international submarine cable landing station on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson, together with Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk and Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick marked the completion of this US$7.2 million facility. (US$1 = RM4.19)

Jamieson said the cable would significantly boost the Sunshine Coast's reputation as a sought-after investment location for global businesses.

“When completed, this network will provide direct international data and telecommunications from the Sunshine Coast – the only location in Australia outside of Sydney and Perth to provide this direct international connectivity. It will help to position the region as Australia's first Digital Trade Hub,” he said.

The international broadband network will support the Internet of Things era and smart city developments, where reliable connectivity will be paramount to all aspects of daily life.

The international cable network is one of a number of region-shaping projects, including Australia's newest international airport - with the capability to accommodate direct flights from Asia - and a new city centre that is already attracting interest from a range of commercial companies and international hotel operators.

The cable provides another data path in and out of Australia for industry and will come into service by mid-2020.


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