Wave7 Optics Inc. is teaming up with network installer and operator Delfcam to deploy a residential fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network on the Australian Gold Coast.
The two companies hope to connect more than 1,500 homes in the Sanctuary Cove residential development by the end of 2006. The deployment’s initial phase, which involves 130 homes, has already begun.
According to Wave7, Sanctuary Cove will use the FTTP network to provide its residents with digital video including local over-the-air, cable and satellite channels, video-on-demand, Wi-Fi hotspots, high-speed Internet, multiple phone lines per residence, a community intercom and security system, and home automation services.
“One of the most attractive aspects of the Last Mile link is the capability to provide up to 500 [Mbps] symmetrical service, which gives us ‘future-proof’ peace of mind,” said Geoff Grady, Sanctuary Cove’s CEO, in a release. According to Grady, the network is being configured for around US$1,500 per home.