TPG Telecom will replace the Internode built-and-operated free wi-fi network in Adelaide after winning a $4.8 million contract.
TPG Telecom said it would replace the backhaul for the wi-fi network, moving from the “current mix of mesh-wireless, fibre and copper-based technology [to] a full fibre optic network.”
The fibre comes from the Ten Gigabit Adelaide network that TPG Telecom built for the city.
Funding for the upgrade comes out of the $699 million ‘Adelaide City Deal’, a 10-year infrastructure agreement by federal, state and local governments.
TPG Telecom will start deploying the new network early next year and will operate it for an initial five-year period.