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A Genuine Sky-Speed NBN Alternative with a Whopping 10 Gigabit Rings Upgrade

Spirit Telecom upgrades its network in the Melbourne CBD as part of phase 1 of an Australia-wide, Super-Fast initiative that will increase speeds more than ten times for customers, and allow new areas to connect.

Spirit Telecom, one of Australia’s leading wireless Internet providers and a genuine NBN alternative, has taken yet another giant leap towards connecting Australians with Super-Fast, fibre-free Internet with the introduction of its 10 Gigabit network ring upgrade.


Spirit will be able to provide customers with an expanded network and Internet services 10 times faster than what they are used to, thanks to Spirit’s ongoing expansion plans and the purchase of radio equipment and professional services from NEC Australia. The upgrade will see Spirit replacing third party, single gigabit services with its own Super-Fast network.


The upgrade will initially see 10Gbps full duplex throughput deployed across Spirit’s network. In Melbourne and Geelong alone, this will mean over 30,000 new businesses will have access to Super-Fast Spirit Internet.


As well as offering a Super-Fast NBN alternative to its customers, Spirit has also positioned itself as a true Internet redundancy service for business customers. Spirit’s Redundancy as a Service (RaaS) solution is a reliable backup Internet service that isn’t impacted by fibre outages and it will now be even faster than ever before.


When asked about this exciting new initiative, Spirit’s Chief Technology Officer Dainen Keogh states that 10 Gbps speeds are only the beginning. “These single gigabit services that Spirit customers are currently receiving are being upgraded with a network that is wholly owned by Spirit, making us a genuine alternative to fixed line carriers like the NBN. Our new network will increase in speed and range by a factor of 10, meaning we will be able to at a minimum, service 10 times more customers with Super-Fast Internet.”


As Dainen mentioned, range is a big factor in this upgrade. Not only will Spirit’s network be at minimum 10 times faster, but Spirit will also now be able to increase its network radius at a minimum of 10 times thanks to higher-powered, fixed wireless and beamforming technology, used as part of the 5G network. This means more Australians will be able to connect to Spirit’s Sky-Speed, Super-Fast network than ever before.


“Spirit’s high-speed core network is built on the idea of a fixed wireless Internet service, meaning we can service customers in areas without fibre optics” continued Dainen. “So for those Australians suffering through an NBN or DSL connection, you can look forward to Spirit providing you with a high-speed, fixed-radio connection in the near future”.


Spirit’s phase 1 launch of its new network has just gone live, beginning with the Melbourne CBD. Further phases will continue in areas where Spirit is already available, in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.