Future-proofing with fast data
The Sunshine Coast will deliver Australia’s fastest telecommunications connection to Asia from the east coast and the second fastest to the United States thanks to a new international submarine cable contract agreed between Sunshine Coast Council and RTI Connectivity Pty Ltd (RTI-C).
With future-proof capacity, the new cable will increase data transmission speed, reduce risk and lead to a reduction in international communications costs for business and consumers.
The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s fastest growing economies, which will grow to $33 billion by 2033.
The Sunshine Coast is also 1,000 kilometres closer to Asia than Sydney, where other Australian east coast cables land.
Connecting to the Sunshine Coast, which is Australia’s 10th largest population centre, the cable will also link to South East Queensland – home to one in seven Australians.
With an international broadband submarine cable landing and superior telecommunications connectivity and data infrastructure, the region will be one of Australia’s most attractive business destinations for national and global operators alike.
The submarine cable will be a critical part of Australia's digital infrastructure architecture.