Access to GigCity expands across Adelaide - 15 additional precincts for GigCity Stage 2

The State Government announced an expansion to the GigCity program to connect an additional 15 sites with access to ultra high-speed internet, as part of the Government's $7.6 million GigCity project.

The new precincts are located across Adelaide’s metropolitan area, including seven in the north, six in the CBD and one each in the west and south of Adelaide. Tenants including cultural institutions, large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups within these precincts, who will be connected to high-speed internet that is up to 100-times faster than the national average.

The South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet) will connect the selected precincts to its fibre optic network from February 2018, subject to agreements being signed and pricing plans start from $49.90 per month, to be provided by EscapeNet.

The additional GigCity precincts were selected as part of a competitive Expression of Interest process which commenced in 2017, was managed by the Department of State Development and received more than 50 applications.

The new precincts to be connected are:

Waite Research Precinct
Noarlunga Innovation Centre
Microsoft Innovation Centre
North Terrace Cultural Precinct Innovation Hub
TechStars Adelaide
Allianz Centre Adelaide
Lion Arts Centre
The Foundry
Prospect Road Innovation Precinct
Modbury Precinct
Gawler Business Innovation Precinct
The Innovation Grid
Playford Creative Industries Precinct
Northern Adelaide Food Park
Australian Advanced Materials Manufacturing Precinct
Hendon Innovation Precinct


SABRENet signs agreement with EscapeNet as GigCity service partner

EIn June 2017 EscapeNet signed an agreement to provide affordable speedy gigabit services to key innovation precincts via the SABRENet fibre optic network

EscapeNet will provide GigCity Adelaide customers with local support, a portal to manage plans and connections, and add-on services and seamless integration to key cloud platforms



SABRENet fibre helps to deliver Adelaide's GigCity

Adelaide will be part of the GigCity network, offering businesses internet speeds of up to 100-times the national average, and at least 10 times the download speed of the National Broadband Network, to innovation precincts in Adelaide.  The network will make Adelaide the first Gig City in Australia and the capital of ultra-fast internet for business, attracting investment from high tech global companies, as well as creating jobs in future industries.

SABRENet is proud to be selected by the South Australian Government as its GigCity implementation partner.  GigCity will build upon the existing capability of SABRENet and commercial Internet Service Providers and telecommunications companies to deploy new fibre connections to key innovation precincts in two implementation stages through a four year program funded by the Government of South Australia.  The innovation precincts are:

  1. Tonsley Innovation District
  2. Technology Park
  3. Techport Maritime Precinct
  4. TechHub (Thebarton, formerly TechInSA)
  5. St Paul's Creative Centre
  6. Hub Adelaide
  7. Science Park
  8. South Australia Food Innovation Centre
  9. Adelaide Smart City Studio
  10. SA Film Corp
  11. The Mill
  12. Carclew's Fifth Quarter
  13. Stretton Centre

For further information on Adelaide Gig City please visit Adelaide Gig City website. 


SABRENet celebrates turning 10!

On Monday 28th September 2015 SABRENet celebrated 10 years of inauguration with a well attended cocktail party.  The cocktail party and networking event provided an opportunity for people involved with SABRENet since its inception, together with participants, industry figures and representatives from SABRENet connected sites to network and celebrate this exciting milestone.


SABRENet on YouTube

Building Networks Through Collaboration:

Questnet 2014 presentation by Ralph Leonard, CEO SABRENet. 

Collaboration is a fundamental part of SABRENet's success and working collaboratively is a fundamental part of the company’s DNA. Through the united action of its Members the company has created a substantial fibre optic network asset with a management model that delivers outstanding and enduring value to its members and customers. The presentation provides an overview of SABRENet and illustrates how collaboration has been integral to SABRENet's development.


Musical Performance: SABRENet Launch

This interactive musical performance was recorded in 2007, but remains a powerful illustration of what can be achieved when educational institutions have easy, affordable access to infrastructure of the type offered by SABRENet.