The Australian entrepreneur Bevan Slattery is at it again, shaking things up down under with another new high profile venture. This time he has launched HyperOne, which plans to build a new 20,000km+ fiber backbone across and around Australia.
The project will cost some $1.5B and connect data hubs in every state and territory in the country via diverse paths. It also create new interconnection points for subsea cables to hook into the nation’s infrastructure, presumably in or near the usual suspects of Sidney, Perth, and Darwin.
HyperOne is making the case that Australia’s intercity infrastructure is old and in need of a modern replacement in order to handle the demands of hyperscale users and next generation technologies. That being said, they aren’t yet at the stage of digging trenches yet, and the map above is more of a proposal than a detailed plan. Rather they are looking for partners and financial backing and the like, with Slattery and his team looking to be the focal point around which things develop. Talks with the NBN and other entities are already underway.
One wonders where Australia’s infrastructure scene would be without Slattery’s efforts, which have whether entirely or in part led to the rise of Pipe Networks, NextDC, Subpartners, Superloop, Megaport and Cloudscene.
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