- Published: 30 December 2021
The $4.8m project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and City of Adelaide as part of the $699m Adelaide City Deal, which aims to create an innovative and vibrant city.
Australian Government, City of Adelaide and TPG Telecom are partnering to deliver a high speed wifi service across the city under the Adelaide City Deal.
The ADLFree powered by TPG Telecom wifi network will replace existing infrastructure with high-speed fibre optics to better meet user expectations of reliability and network performance across the city.
The $4.8m project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and City of Adelaide as part of the $699m Adelaide City Deal.
Expanding wireless coverage
The City Deal is a 10-year agreement between the Australian and South Australian governments and the City of Adelaide to grow Adelaide as an innovative and vibrant city.
More than 250 wireless access points will power the network, expanding wireless internet coverage and access across the city and many of its iconic sites including the Adelaide Central Markets, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the SA State Library and the bars and restaurants of Peel Street.
“This important project will upgrade and expand the current wifi infrastructure with high-speed fibre optics and 25 per cent more access points than the previous system, making fast and reliable communication available throughout Adelaide CBD and improving the visitor experience,” said Paul Fletcher, federal minister for communications, urban infrastructure, cities and the arts.
“Delivering smart city technology and infrastructure is a key priority of the $699m Adelaide City Deal, which is helping to support the growth of businesses and jobs and position Adelaide as a liveable, innovative city.
The network will be owned and operated by TPG Telecom for the next five years. It is expected to be ready for use within the next 12 months.
“ADLFree powered by TPG Telecom will be an integral service for the community as Adelaide prepares to welcome back more tourists and international students, whilst also servicing the needs of all city users and residents,” said lord mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor.
She added: “Not only will the new wifi assist businesses in the CBD and help position Adelaide as a leading centre of investment, but the free service will also be essential for lower socio-economic groups and people experiencing homelessness.
“The project will build on the newly installed Ten Gigabit Adelaide fibre network, to deliver a high performing wireless broadband service which will be reliable and user-friendly with improved download speeds across a greater area of the city and North Adelaide, through an expanded footprint around retail, business, education and medical precincts.”
Quelle/Source: SmartCitiesWorld, 23.12.2021