Friday, 15 May 2020 12:02

DGtek plans national FTTP expansion

By

Following an investment by Treia Capital, wholesale fibre broadband operator DGtek has expanded its coverage area more than tenfold in the last six months.

DGtek operates a fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband network, filling a gap left by the Coalition Government's decision to scrap the NBN's mostly-FTTP design for the Multi Technology Mix which has proved less than satisfactory for at least some customers.

DGtek's network currently covers Melbourne's CBD and some south-eastern suburbs: Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, St Kilda, Elwood, Bentleigh and Moorabbin.

"With recent investment in our infrastructure we have materially increased our fibre rollout and network footprint and have the capacity to now extend rapidly throughout large parts of Melbourne and ultimately throughout Australia," said founder and CEO David Klizhov.

That wider expansion is planned to happen by 2023, subject to further investment. The network would then cover more than one million homes across all capital cities and some regional areas.

"The DGtek fibre optic infrastructure is fully owned and managed by us and we have a 99.99% service availability. Our service is 10 times faster and more reliable than the NBN. The current NBN network cannot provide the speeds and reliability that Australian businesses and residents currently need and is already not meeting demand," he added.

"Our internet speed does not vary during peak hours as we manage all contention ourselves, preventing RSP's over contending the line resulting in performance degradation. If you have a 100Mbps service with DGtek, you'll receive at least 100Mbps download and 100Mbps upload all the time, 24/7. It's that simple."

The company offers speeds up to 10Gbps symmetrical.

Current DGtek RSPs include Pineapple, TrueFibre, Axecom, Spirit Telecom and Exetel for business plans, including services to apartment buildings.

The service is also available to individual residential customers through RSPs such as Roctel, which charges from $99.95 a month for unlimited data on a 100/100Mbps plan – but apparently only operates in Elwood.

DGtek is currently offering free 500/500Mbps services with "no strings attached" to help support people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pensioners, retirees and residents of aged care facilities can get six months of free service, while "all families impacted by COVID-19" are offered three months of free service.

Read 8724 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

SONICWALL 2022 CYBER THREAT REPORT

The past year has seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents worldwide.

Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

Ransomware
Cryptojacking
Encrypted threats
IoT malware
Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Click the button below to get the report.

GET REPORT!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments