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Wi-Sky Customers are the Big Winners After QCN Backhaul Upgrade in North-West Queensland

Cattle herd kicking up dust on Australian outback road.

Regional and remote customers of Internet Service Provider (ISP) Wi-Sky are benefitting from a huge backhaul upgrade which is now delivering more than 30 times the previous capacity. Richmond grazier, William Harrington, founded Wi-Sky on his property in 2016 and the ISP now services 13 towns and multiple properties across the north-west. Mr Harrington said […]

Beefed-up Connectivity Allows Warwick Meat Works Expansion

Industrial buildings with John Deere advertisement in Australia.

John Dee is bullish about the future after installing an automated sort and retrieval store at their Warwick processing plant. Described as a “giant vending machine,” the 80-metre-long refrigerator can stack, store, and retrieve up to 30,000 cartons of beef, without being touched by a human hand. Investment in automated technology was not possible prior […]

QCN’s Backhaul Network is Expanding

Australian cattle herding on rural farmland.

QCN is continuing to expand its backhaul network across Queensland and interstate. With access to more than 13,000km of fibre optic cables, we’re working with big and small businesses to improve their connectivity. QCN’s mandate is to break the digital divide in regional and remote areas by delivering improved telecommunications coverage, capacity, and competition. Our […]

Richmond Ready for High-Speed Internet

Mayor John Wharton says improved connectivity will help small businesses grow and attract people to the region who may be struggling with cost-of-living pressures in bigger cities. The mayor recently met with the Minister for Energy and Clean Economy Jobs Mick de Brenni who travelled along the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Mt Isa. The […]

QCN CopperString 2032 update

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Our team has been busy briefing Mayors and CEOs between Townsville and Mt Isa whose communities will benefit from the Queensland Government’s $5 billion CopperString 2032 project. CopperString will connect Queensland’s North West Minerals Province to the national electricity grid via a 1,100 km high-voltage electricity transmission line. QCN’s role is to provide improved digital connectivity for regional communities by utilising the […]

CommsDay: QCN Expansion

QCN poised for fibre expansion with Queensland Rail deal State-owned backhaul provider QCN is now working with Queensland Rail “to look at opportunities to further improve digital connectivity,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last week told the National Tech Summit. “With 2,000 kilometres of optical fibre in the rail network, combined with the Queensland Energy and […]

CommsDay: Queensland’s QCN adds 20,000 sites to infrastructure arsenal

Queensland-government owned backhaul provider QCN has significantly expanded its infrastructure arsenal. QCN, which has quietly moved away from its former QCN Fibre branding, will now offer access to some 20,000 towers and colocation facilities across Queensland. The towers are courtesy of a new agreement with publicly owned energy transmission utility Powerlink Queensland, the 51% owner […]

CommsDay: Quinbrook plans $2.5bn DC campus in north Brisbane with 800MW of renewable power

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has announced plans to build one of the largest data storage campus projects in the Southern Hemisphere. The $2.5 billion, 30 hectare site, dubbed “Supernode” in Brendale, Brisbane, will be a multi-tenant campus of up to four hyperscale datacentres that will connect directly to the adjacent South Pine substation offering up to […]

CommsDay: Queensland government backs infrastructure sharing

Using government-owned fibre assets, improving network redundancy and sharing mobile infrastructure have all been identified as priorities in Queensland’s new 20-year state infrastructure strategy. The Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning oversaw the development of the strategy, which has connected the state’s regions as one of its five focus areas. The […]