Optus has made a bid for a greater slice of the Federal Government market with the creation of another multi-million dollar facility in Canberra.
The telco will spend $35m over two years to create a second technical facility to house a satellite earth station, data centre and telecommunications exchange in the national capital.
The centre will also provide growth capacity and redundancy for the company’s Sydney and Melbourne exchanges and act as the primary earth station for the Optus D2 satellite due for launch next year.
Bill Hope, managing director of Optus Networks, said the new facility would also be important to the development and implementation of next generation satellite communication services in Australia and New Zealand.
John Simon, managing director of Optus Business, said Optus was preparing for increased demand for IP technologies and satellite services over the coming years.
Optus to launch 2nd Canberra tech facility
By Staff Writers on Jun 30, 2006 1:48PM