Canberra-based TransACT has inked an agreement with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Land Development Agency that will allow it to expand its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to an additional 1,800 properties. According to iTWire, the ACT Land Development Agency has given its consent for TransACT to access medium density dwellings along the Flemington Road corridor in the northern part of the ACT. The deal represents the first time that TransACT will be allowed to provide wide-scale FTTP services to residential properties, and commenting on the development, Ivan Slavich, the company’s CEO, said: ‘This agreement adds to TransACT’s extensive FTTP coverage within the ACT, with many residents already connecting to TransACT’s FTTP in the suburbs of Forde, Crace, Bonner and Franklin to take advantage of our next generation services.’
The deal follows on from the launch at the end of last month of TransACT’s new dedicated FTTP gateway site in Forde. The telco claims that the gateway is the first of its kind in the country to deliver FTTP services to multiple suburbs. It exclusively supports fibre infrastructure, with 96 fibre pairs, each capable of serving around 2,000 properties, linking the gateway to TransACT’s head end. The telco currently offers downstream speeds of up to 100Mbps, and upload of up to 20Mbps, to approximately 16,000 premises across the ACT.