Earlier this week, HyperOne announced that construction of its new national fibre network is imminent after it selected its Australian manufacturer of fibre optic cable for the first phase of the project.
HyperOne, founded by serial entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, will deliver Australia’s new digital backbone – a 20,000km+ network of hyperscale fibre capable of carrying more than 10,000 terabits per second.
Under the agreement, work will start on the project by the end of this month. Construction on Phase 1a, which is expected to be completed by December 2022, is a 2,300km diverse fibre loop connecting Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne – Australia’s ‘Cloud Alley’.
This first stage of construction will deliver a critical upgrade to digital infrastructure between Australia’s two most populous cities and the nation’s capital.
HyperOne has contracted Australian-based manufacturer AFL Global for the project, which includes 7,600km of fibre for the first phase of network construction. Production is set to take place at AFL Global’s Melbourne factory, where one of the largest individual orders of Australian-made fibre will be manufactured.
The project will provide critical infrastructure of not only national, but international significance. It will more than double the number of locations international undersea cables can land and interconnect in Australia, creating an unprecedented opportunity for Australia to cement its position as a secure, stable and capable interconnection point in the greater Asian region.