TransACT eyes NSW for fibre growth

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TransACT eyes NSW for fibre growth

Favours developments in close proximity to existing network.

TransACT is eyeing the expansion of its FTTP network into greenfields sites around the NSW/ACT border as it continues to grow fibre connections on the network.

Chief executive Ivan Slavich told iTnews the company was "in discussions for developments in NSW" as well as continuing to deploy fibre to some 11,000 premises currently under contract. These were mostly based in the ACT.

"It's very much TransACT's business to grow into greenfield areas, particularly around the ACT, because that's where our strength and core network is," he said.

On the topic of building more fibre in NSW, Slavich said that TransACT would ultimately look for new developments "in relative proximity to our core network".

"Not that we'd preclude ourselves from looking at other opportunities [in NSW]," he said.

Slavich said TransACT had 600 premises connected to its fibre infrastructure - up from the 500 he cited in late November.

"We're connecting between two and 10 new premises a day to the new network in greenfield sites," Slavich said.

TransACT last week bought out ActewAGL's 50 percent stake in Canberra ISP Grapevine.


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