- Coverage: WWS leverages Telstra Wholesale’s national backhaul reach across selected capital city, metro and inter-capital routes to provide point- to-point connectivity between wholesale customer network points of presence (PoPs). WWS can be delivered to up to approximately 600 metro Exchange Service Areas (or ESAs).
- Managed Service: Telstra Wholesale can detect issues and maintain the service to specified standards.
- Capacity: High capacity choices of 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps and 10Gbps per channel.
- Performance: Reliability, security and transparency to customer network traffic on dedicated fibre routes. Support for data-centric Ethernet and SDH protocols (1 Gbps Ethernet, 2.5 Gbps SDH, 10Gbps Ethernet and 10Gbps SDH services will initially be available).
OMNIconnect has extended it’s reach by acquiring a large network in the South Gippsland region. The network previously owned by Chariot/TPG covers a wide area including POP’s in Foster, Koonwarra, Korumburra, Wonthaggi, and Lookout Hill.
South Gippsland Water is the principal client on the network, whose extensive service area covers over 4,000 sq kms. South Gippsland Water’s network of facilities and sites, are connected via the OMNIconnect Wireless/DSL network providing Data and Internet carriage.
A major upgrade of sites and equipment has commenced to ensure future reliability and continuity of services. For more information on OMNIconnect’s solutions in the South Gippsland region or elsewhere please contact Sales on:
(03) 9770 3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OMNIconnect is pleased to announce the acquisition of a licensed Microwave Network from University of Ballarat. It will complement OMNIconnect’s regional Wireless, DSL and Fibre network with points of presence now in Ballarat, Grampians, Pyrenees, and the Gippsland regional areas.
In particular it affirms OMNIconnect’s commitment to provide ‘last mile’ and high bandwidth solutions to business, government and wholesale clients in regional areas.
The network provides data and internet traffic between the Mount Helen Campus and 101 Collins St, Melbourne via a repeater located at Mount Blackwood. The acquisition is for all existing equipment, licenses and site agreements owned and managed by the University.
With a stuttering world economy, business confidence lacking and uncertainty regarding major infrastructure projects such as the National Broadband Network (NBN), it might seem unwise to relocate business away from the CBD.
That’s exactly what OMNIconnect Telecommunications have done. What’s more they are not looking back.
“We’ve made a conscious decision to not only move as much of our infrastructure and people out of the CBD, but also to make strategic investments throughout Victoria including regional and suburban areas.” comments Peter Hutton, Managing Director of OMNIconnect Pty Ltd.
While large clients are still very much part of their business, OMNIconnect has refocused on providing innovative data, voice and internet solutions to small and medium business in local estates and black spots throughout Victoria.
Take for example the Optic Fibre network they are rolling out in the estate their headquarters is located in Carrum Downs. Typical of many outer suburb areas where access to dedicated IT infrastructure is lacking, which causes many businesses to shy away from investing in such areas or to move elsewhere.
OMNIconnect has taken the iniative to roll out their own Gigabit Optic Fibre network, backed onto their own infrastructure as a licensed carrier and supported by a highly skilled technical workforce.
The network will enable local business to take advantage of a real ‘enabler’ to help them grow their business and compete at a global level. It will offer business grade Internet access, high quality voice and video and added benefits such as hosted computing and offsite data backup.
OMNIconnect’s Business Development Manager, Mark Vieros explains “We are really excited about building a network that will not only assist business based here already but draw business to the area, due to the fact access and solutions are available locally and right now.”
Mr Vieros continues, “Waiting was an option, however as a business we realize we need to move and grow now. So do other businesses, waiting for proposed solutions may mean business are left behind or at the least affect their ability to compete.”
A fully owned Data Centre facility complements their offerings. This is enabling OMNIconnect to provide businesses, with a local hosting service and virtual computing that allow organizations to reduce capital and ongoing expenses.
Local response has been encouraging, and OMNIconnect see it as a test bed for similar future projects to complement their extensive Wireless network across Victoria.
Going Green is certainly a buzzword in the IT industry. “Green IT” is now at the pinnacle of Gartner’s (www.gartner.com) list of the top 10 strategic technologies for 2008. Gartner points to the need for “Green IT” as they identify the current crisis of “impact on power grids, carbon emissions from increased use and other environmental impacts…are under scrutiny.”
It is of no surprise that reports show 80% of Enterprise Customers are now considering environmental impact when choosing companies to do business with. However, is it possible to save money and be a “good corporate citizen” by choosing a “green” Data Centre host?
OMNIconnect, a privately owned Carrier and Data Centre located in Melbourne’s South East knows that it is possible. OMNIconnect is currently implementing solutions that they estimate will save up-to 40% of energy costs, and are passing on savings to their clients, thereby playing their part as “good corporate citizens”.
Peter Hutton, Managing Director of OMNIconnect explains their reasons for the change, “We are in the process of a major expansion of our existing Data Centre facility, issues of increasing energy costs, the impact of future carbon trading schemes, and corporate responsibility all came into sharp focus. These issues affect our business and our clients business, and depending on our response, this could affect the sustainability and competitiveness of our business.”
So what changes have been needed to achieve a “Green IT” outlook on their data centre?
Power consumption from cooling and other auxiliary equipment equates to, on average, half of the power consumption in a Data Centre. As such, using an efficient cooling system makes a huge difference. This is possible via APC in-row cooling systems, which have greater heat transfer efficiency than other systems. APC also utilise variable speed fans, which operate at speeds required on demand, rather than at full capacity constantly, to put this in perspective, a cooling fan running at 50% speed consumes around a tenth of the power a fan running at full speed. Using closed loop water systems also saves water.
During winter months, scavenged heat from the data centre will be used via a reticulated water system to heat office areas. Solar power is also put to good use in hot water services, while all Telco Services Batteries are charged by solar cells. Motion detection lighting sensors and energy saver lights are used, and where possible skylights are installed for natural lighting within the workspaces.
These initiatives means electricity that otherwise may have been consumed unnecessarily is now available. Not only does this save money, it also leaves reserve capacity for sustainability and future growth, a major issue for all Data Centre’s where power is already at a premium.
Business Development Manager Mark Vieros explains how OMNIconnect encourages other businesses to use environmentally friendly technology, “We decided that customers that colocate energy efficient equipment in our Data Centre should be rewarded. They receive a rebate on their service for using equipment such as those listed under the 80 PLUS program. This way, we are encouraging existing and also new potential clients to play their part in sustainability as well”
Peter Hutton concludes “We are proud of how we have built our business to date, and are genuinely excited to continue to grow it in a way that is not only cost effective and uses best of breed technology, but also means that as a business, we are playing our part in environmental conservation.”
In conjunction with the Frankston and Mornington City Council’s, Frankston Business Chamber and Chisholm TAFE, OMNIconnect was proud to co-sponsor the inaugural Frankston Technology Business Networking Event.
The event was held on the 17th of September at the recently refurbished Boulevard Events Centre, with close to 300 in attendance representing over 190 technology based businesses.
The event offered an opportunity for business-to-business networking, as well as hearing a panel speak on the latest Internet trends and ideas, and how these relate to business today.
Find out more by viewing the Frankston City Council media release on OMNIconnect’s involvement. Click on the link below, and choose the ‘Marquee Event for Techonology Businesses’ story for more details..
Frankston has taken a step towards becoming an IT and technology hub with the establishment of a new data centre in Carrum Downs to facilitate technology-based businesses across Melbourne.
Frankston has the potential to become the next Silicon Valley but the planning has to be right, according to local businessmen. Information technology businesses, including multi-media, communications and telecommunications, hardware manufacturing, digital printing and consultancies, are growing in Seaford and Carrum Downs.
OMNIconnect Telecommunications was pleased to be a co-sponsor of the launch, held last evening at Melbourne’s premier office building 101 Collins Street.
Guests were able to view the ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering the XKR, mingle in the luxurious surrounds of 101 Collins Street’s foyer space and enjoy a high fashion and jewelry parade.
All in attendance were presented with a gift bag from Jaguar to commemorate the launch.
For more information on the Jaguar XKR, please click here.
For more information on Omniconnect Telecommunication’s long-term relationship with 101 Collins Street please visit our testimonials page