Carrier exploits bandwidth demand

PERTH-based telecommunications carrier Amcom Telecommunications will complete another stage of its multimillion dollar broadband telecommunications network rollout by December.

Since gaining a telecommunications carrier licence in 1998, the company has been installing high-bandwidth technology infrastructure in the CBD, West Perth, East Perth and, more recently, Fremantle.

Bandwidth is the speed of data communications. The bigger the bandwidth, the more information that can be carried.

Focussing on corporate and government clients, Amcom provides high-bandwidth telecommunications services via super-fast fibre optic cables as an alternative to slower copper networks.

General manager Clive Stein said the company provided corporates with the ability to redefine information technology and telecommunications strategies without

constraints of legacy bandwidth limitations.

He said prior to this offering, applications were restricted by both the cost and availability of high-bandwidth services.

“The CEO of Telstra said demand for bandwidth doubled every five months,” Mr Stein said.

“Our current clients are using our network for high speed Internet access or virtual private networks to link a number of branch offices to one enterprise-wide network.

“What it really means for companies is the ability to operate efficiently.

“Applications include the linking of PABX systems, videoconferencing, and computer LAN to LAN.”

Amcom is currently implementing switch network technology from Lucent Techno-logies and Cabletron Systems.

“We can provide total interconnectivity between customers and, at a later point, to other carriers,” he said.

Mr Stein said broadband networks allow off-site data backup, disk mirroring and the establishment of remote call centres as well as delivery for application service providers.

Services such as voice-over IP will eventually be available.

Amcom’s clients include the Health Department of WA, Woodside, Transfield, CAMS, Wantree, Ozemail, Alphawest and Telequity.

Its network encompasses key CBD buildings including the BankWest Tower, QV1, London House, Albert Facey House, Central Law Courts, May Holman Centre, Dumas House and Durack Centre.

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