It is my pleasure to welcome you to our new web site. OptiComm is a licenced Australian wholesale telecommunications carrier specialising in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network solutions for new residential and business developments in Australia.
The OptiComm brand was established in 2005 and since grown to become one of the largest privately owned and operated open access Fibre-to-the-Premises wholesale network operators in Australia.
The power of the internet has increased substantially in the past decade and has changed every facet of our lives. Given network connectivity is so readily available, we can at times take it for granted and forget how ingrained it is in everyday life. Data usage has increased dramatically over the past few years, with monthly consumption of fixed broadband data by the average Australian household having increased by approximately 70% between June 2016 and June 2018, and is forecast to continue to grow with increasing usage of video streaming and other entertainment services by consumers and cloud services by business. Furthermore, as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the number of internet-connected devices grows rapidly, so will the amount of traffic they generate. We at OptiComm understand the importance and revolutionary impact a fully connected ‘smart’ world can offer, and we take great responsibility in ensuring all of our communities – specifically those in new estates – have access to a 100% fixed line fibre broadband service.
Our business is driven by the ever-increasing consumer appetite for internet connectivity which requires fast and reliable bandwidth services within residential, commercial and retail market segments.
As at 31 December 2018, OptiComm had installed fibre network infrastructure to over 94,000 lots in 214 estates and buildings across Australia. Over 63,000 dwellings built on these lots are connected to the OptiComm networks, with nearly 52,000 of these dwellings receiving active internet, telephone and other telecommunications services provided by a Retail Service Provider from whom OptiComm receives a monthly recurring wholesale access charge for use of its fibre network infrastructure.
OptiComm has over 22,000 lots in various stages of construction, in addition to lots yet to commence construction, for delivery over FY19 and FY20. In addition, OptiComm has a strong backlog of contracted lots, currently with contracted obligations to construct networks for over 100,000 additional dwellings over the next 10 years. Leading this growth, OptiComm has a strong and experienced management and board, with highly relevant telecommunications industry experience across various areas of the business.
I encourage you to explore the new site and continue to enjoy the OptiComm experience.