Terabit Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) Government will partner with the leading Australian telecommunications company Vocus to upgrade the Territory’s existing fibre optic cable from 400 gigabites to 20 terabits.

$7.9 million from the Local Jobs Fund will be invested in the joint project. Vocus will invest $10 million to upgrade the fibre-optic cables across the Territory.

This project will bring the NT in line with telecommunications infrastructure Australia-wide. This massive increase in the volume and speed of digital services will mean:

  • faster internet speeds within the Territory
  • attracting new businesses to the Territory
  • attracting private investment in data centres - a new industry for the Territory, and
  • a direct fibre-optic link to the huge technology hubs in Singapore and South-East Asia.