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 […]

New tower for Duaringa to benefit Bluff, Rolleston and Dingo internet speeds

‘What internet’ was the response of the Duaringa Hotel and Caravan Park manager when asked what the internet access was currently like in the area. “The quality is not good at all. Sometimes non-existent. Because some days we just do not have it and it causes havoc in regards to everything from our eftpos, we […]

QCN lights up 35Tbps of Sunshine Coast backhaul

Queensland’s state government backhaul provider QCN has lit up 35Tbps of diverse capacity from Brisbane to the JGA South landing station at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. Queensland’s digital economy minister Leeanne Enoch MP said: “This new capability aims to support Queensland’s economic recovery and attract new investment into our regions, creating jobs, innovation and […]

CommsDay: QCN launches EdgeQnect offering

EXCLUSIVE – Queensland government-backed network operator QCN Fibre has launched a new service offering fibre in datacentres across the state, with more in the works. “Edge datacentres are an emerging industry sector and to date, high capacity backhaul has been a limiting factor,” said QCN Fibre CEO Derek Merdith. “Regionally based edge computing can fast […]

A big win for regional students

“This will effectively provide a 10 to 100-fold increase in digital speeds for the hundreds of residents, schools, businesses and government services in these towns. It is great news for these communities and reaffirms QCN Fibre’s commitment to bridge the digital divide that is prevalent in too many remote parts of Queensland.” QCN Fibre CEO Derek […]