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Re: peering in tasmania

Post by ForumAdmin » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:57 am

PatrickT wrote:What are the odds of Exetel peering with PIPE in Tasmania? PIPE has dedicated bandwidth across Bass Strait (via Telstra still) whereas the the Telstra Wholesale link that carries current Exetel Tas users to the Melbourne PoP appears hopelessly saturated at all times of the day and night. Will this help solve our high latency issues?

I have visions of being routed via a bit of old copper passing through some old 50s manual exchanges the way things are at the moment.

Hopefully Exetel will be an early adopter of the Tas Govt/Aurora Energy Black Fibre link back to Victoria.
Where are there details of that service's availability and pricing?

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Post by PatrickT » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:51 pm

Sorry for the slow reply.

It's not available yet and I'm not sure when it will come on stream. The cable itself is owned by the Tas Govt and was laid a few years ago, bundled with the link to the mainland power grid, but it hasn't yet been connected to any infrastructure at either the Victorian or Tasmanian end.

Late last year the Tas Govt awarded a commercialisation contract to Aurora Energy, who have coincidentally just completed a roll out of a fibre to the premises network in Hobart which they will begin wholesaling later this year.

I'd suggest you contact Aurora Energy's National Energy Sales Team and ask them who you need to speak to about potentially purchasing bandwidth on their Bass Straight Fibre Cable (although they may try to sell you some Green Electricity while you're at it!)

Their number is 1300 658 284

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