Who We Are

OptiComm is one of Australia’s largest privately owned and operated, open access, Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) wholesale network infrastructure operators, servicing the new residential housing, apartment and commercial building markets. The OptiComm brand was established in 2005 and OptiComm has been a licensed carrier and wholesale network infrastructure operator since 2007.

OptiComm designs, builds, operates and maintains fixed line access, fibre based, telecommunications networks.  In particular, OptiComm’s network infrastructure comprises the final section (or ‘last mile’) of the telecommunication networks and connects homes, apartments and commercial premises within OptiComm connected estates to a central exchange point from which high-speed broadband internet, telephone, data, entertainment and other telecommunication services are delivered to end user consumers via third party providers of retail internet and other telecommunication services (Retail Service Providers).

OptiComm is the default fixed line network infrastructure provider within OptiComm connected estates.

What We Do

OptiComm operates in the Australian Telecommunications industry and specialises in designing, installing, operating and maintaining fibre-based fixed line access telecommunication networks.

OptiComm:

  • builds, owns (in most cases) and operates fibre-based open access wholesale telecommunication networks in residential single dwelling unit (referred to as ‘Single Dwelling Units’) development estates (referred to a ‘Broadacre’ estates), apartment or unit developments with multiple dwellings (referred to as ‘Multi Dwelling Units’), retirement and independent living units estates and commercial precincts and buildings;
  • provides wholesale access to its networks to Retail Service Providers who provide retail telecommunications, entertainment and other services to end user consumers (being residents in dwellings within the Broadacre estates and Multi Dwelling Unit complexes that are connected to OptiComm’s networks);
  • provides ongoing support and maintenance services to the networks, including those networks that OptiComm manages but does not own; and
  • provides other ancillary value add services, such as integrated building administration support networks (Integrated Communication Networks) that support building operations and other building services within mixed use developments, such as hotels and apartments, shopping centres, and other commercial complexes.

At a Glance

2005

OptiComm was formed as a division of Optimal Cable Services.

2006

OptiComm won major fibre to the premises tenders in both South Australia and New South Wales

2007

OptiComm obtained a telecommunications license

2007

OptiComm separated from Optimal Cable Services in a joint venture with Hills Holdings

2007

The first estate delivered by OptiComm with Fernbroke in Queensland

2009

OptiComm was awarded a contract to operate and build the stage one release of the National Broadband Network in Tasmania

2010

OptiComm successfully connected the first ever customers to the national fibre network

2014

Private investors bought out Hills Holdings’ interest in OptiComm and provided the support for OptiComm’s future growth plans

2015

OptiComm launched the first residential 250Mbps Internet service in Australia with the M2 group

2016

OptiComm passes 50,000 homes

2017

OptiComm passes 70,000 homes

2018

80,000 homes passed; 50,000 active services; over $50m turnover

2019

100,000 dwellings past; 60,000 active connections

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