TPG Telecom taps Prysmian for high-speed Australian network

Created November 13, 2019
News and Business

Energy and telecom cable systems supplier Prysmian Group, has partnered with TPG Telecom in the realisation of the “Ten Gigabit Adelaide” project in Australia, a revolutionary high-speed fibre optic data network specifically designed for big data users in Adelaide.

Prysmian supplied TPG Telecom a solution which included its 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 BendBrightXS, Prysmian’s high-end bend insensitive fibre. 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 its range of large LMJ joints plus installation training in Adelaide.

10 Gigabit Adelaide is a program to connect the city with a grid of fibre-optic cable, giving every business the ability to access 10 Gbps capacity connectivity while creating the potential for Adelaide to become one of the world’s smartest cities. The high capacity digital web that will span the centre of the city will allow it to run one of the smartest transport systems in the country. In the first phase traffic lights, sensors, cameras and LED street lights can all be interconnected. In the second phase, the city is already planning for connected and autonomous transport, using the high speed fibre optic network for the 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”, stated Reggie Naik, GM Fibre 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”

“We are glad we have partnered with TPG Telecom in this significant project” stated Philippe Vanhille, Executive Vice President Telecom BU at Prysmian Group “We have worked closely with them to understand which the best solution was, which means also using a special customised 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 on our wide product portfolio and truly global presence to develop solutions together with our customers and create world-wide best in class infrastructures.”

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.