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Davnet Powers Up IP Network

[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Australian IP network provider Davnet has signed an agreement with Australian telecommunications carrier PowerTel that it claims will quadruple its reach in Australia.

Powertel will provide intercity and intracity capacity including access to an additional 300 major buildings in three Australian cities.

Davnet claimed the deal would increase its geographic market reach, giving it access to PowerTel's fibre optic network. "This agreement forms an important component in our global strategy of teaming up with partners in order to quickly roll out delivery of ... broadband solutions to business users in Australia, Asia and North America," said Hal Turner, Davnet's group chief operating officer.

To date PowerTel has deployed more than 2,400 kilometres of fibre optic cable, with intercity and intracity routes in place, and claiming 300 major buildings accessed. The company said it was increasing it's building penetration rapidly with, on average, an additional six to eight buildings joining its network each week.

PowerTel may also utilize the existing Davnet network and has purchased some domestic Internet transit from Davnet, along with international Internet transit as an interim measure until the Southern Cross Cable is operational.

PowerTel's CEO, Stephen Butler said, "Our wholesale business model is based upon enabling the competitive environment to grow. We are delighted to be working with Davnet in a customer relationship that utilizes both skill sets and will capitalize on the strength of PowerTel's infrastructure."



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