Innovation

“We are connecting to speeds that are 20 times faster than our previous supplier. It’s cost effective and has enabled us to change the way we do business.” Tonsley Innovation Precinct, Operations Manager Zachary Bailey.

We are proud to have implemented GigCity on behalf of the South Australian Government. There are now 24 Innovation Precincts throughout Adelaide with GigCity high speed Internet making Adelaide the city of choice for businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups with ‘bandwidth hungry’ ideas, products and services that we need to transition to a modern and innovative economy.

GigCity offers incredible speeds at highly competitive monthly costs, with customers connected and up and running with GigCity quickly, provided with second-to-none contract flexibility. Customers and Precinct Managers alike are highly satisfied with GigCity, and are raving about how fast and cheap the service is.

Precincts and customers within precincts are also now being provided with a platform to engage with more actively with each other to grow their capability and networks.

Innovation precincts and GigCity customers are thriving with research showing that in 2019, average growth of GigCity customers was 25%.

“The current GigCity connection is 100 times, at least, faster than what I’ve been used to and upload speed, which is actually quite critical for the work we do, is something like 500 times faster. It has been incredibly reliable, it’s incredibly affordable and a fantastic initiative.” Future Earth Systems founder, Chris Sampson.

 

Sabrenet-Innovation

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Case Study compiled with the assistance of the Department for Industry and Skills

Unlocking opportunities to transform the future

High speed internet supports South Australian startup Future Earth Systems to answer the question “How will the future work?”

Based at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct, the company focuses on designing information systems for the future; helping business, industry and government sectors navigate and capture the opportunities of the digital era.

Future Earth Systems founder, Chris Sampson, who has notched up 30-plus years working in information systems and technology, says he chose Tonsley to base his business because it is the centre of advanced manufacturing and collaboration in South Australia and offers high-speed internet via SABRENet fibre.

SABRENet’s fibre is the basis of the GigCity project transforming Tonsley and allowing high speed internet to change the way the company works.

“Since connecting to GigCity, I’ve seen an improvement to my business in several ways” Chris says. “One, it’s attracted more participation, people are curious, they want to see that high-speed internet in action.  Secondly, by default, we are starting to use cloud computing and cloud based services in all of the system models we are looking at.”

The current GigCity connection is 100 times, at least, faster than what I’ve been used to and upload speed, which is actually quite critical for the work we do, is something like 500 times faster. It has been incredibly reliable, it’s incredibly affordable and a fantastic initiative.

“Locating your business in a GigCity precinct like Tonsley is a great idea because affordable high speed internet access is underpinning innovation across all sectors.”

Chris says the main benefits of  running a business in South Australia is the combination of a great standard of living and a wealth of inventiveness and engineering talent.

“I think that by combining all those ingredients, we’ve got a fantastic future for all businesses here in South Australia,” Chris says.

Case Study 2

Case Study compiled with the assistance of the Department for Industry and Skills

Boosting efficiency to deliver superior and timely IT outcomes

IT consulting services provider Healthy Technology, provides infrastructure, data security and software development support to clients both locally and internationally.

Operations Manager Zachary Bailey said access to affordable, high-speed internet has been extremely vital for internal operations and overall business growth, with their clients reaping the rewards.

“The data speeds we get at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct makes our role more effective as we do most of our job remotely now and spend less time on the road,” Zachary says.

With GigCity, we are connecting to speeds that are 20 times faster than our previous supplier. It’s cost effective and has enabled us to change the way we do business. We can restore backups for client servers quicker and easier than what we could in the past. Something that would take us a day now takes us 20 minutes.

“We can also perform website, web system and infrastructure upgrades in less than half an hour, allowing us to capture new clients and deliver cost-effective services for companies.”

Zachary says South Australia offers the perfect environment for companies to grow and develop, particularly at innovation precincts where the diverse tenancy can drive new business collaborations and opportunities.

“In South Australia, there’s been a large shift recently enabled through the use of GigCity.

No longer do you have to choose between having expensive on-premises equipment or slow access to data. With GigCity, you can house data on a cloud-based server using the same speeds provided through your local network.”

“The reason I do business in South Australia is because I have a wonderful lifestyle. I have access to all the perks of a big city and I have much faster Internet than some of my competitors interstate.”  This is made possible through the use of the SABRENet fibre network.

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Where are the GigCity sites?

Creative
  • Carclew
  • Games Plus
  • Hendon Studios
  • Lion Arts Centre
  • Northern Sound Systems
  • SA Film Corporation
  • St Pauls Creative Centre
  • The Mill
Research
  • North Terrace Cultural Precinct
  • Tech in SA
  • Waite Research Precinct
Tech/Innovation/General Business
  • Adelaide City Council Smart Studio
  • Century Engineering Co Space
  • Gawler Business Innovation Hub
  • Hub Adelaide
  • Innovation Grid (Fluid Solar)
  • Lot Fourteen
  • Lionsgate Business Park
  • Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct
  • Prospect Road Innovation Precinct
  • Stretton Centre
  • Technology Park
  • Tonsley Innovation District
How to access GigCity

Connecting to the network is easy. In Adelaide, you can access GigCity as a business tenant at designated innovation precincts and co-working spaces across Adelaide. In Whyalla and Mt Gambier, GigCity services will be available to all businesses within 350 metres of one of several wireless base stations in each city. Find out more on the GigCity website.

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