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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