Sunshine Coast takes major step to IoT and smart cities future with Vertiv

Last week I had the pleasure of joining Sunshine Coast Council for the official announcement of the landing station for its high-speed Sunshine Coast Broadband Submarine Cable in Maroochydore.

Vertiv has been awarded the design and construction of the cable landing station, largely due to our experience in implementing these stations across the world.

Many people don’t appreciate the importance of modern cable landing stations such as this one. This is what powers the internet all around the world. All the connectivity we have at our fingertips, the ability to pay for things instantly and securely online, to connect with our friends and family no matter where in the world they are – it’s all underpinned by investments like this.

As the likes of Internet of Things or IoT, artificial intelligence and smart cities really start to break ground, this kind of infrastructure will become even more vital. Our expectations of technology are high, we want it to be always on and our patience for dealing with failures and outages is wearing thin. We can only meet these expectations through investing in the right infrastructure technologies.

Many government organisations have a vision for how smart cities and IoT will look; Sunshine Coast Council has more than that – it is putting its vision into reality. They’re future-proofing the CLS by allowing capacity for three additional cables and a City POP, giving Sunshine Coast the most direct connection possible to the rest of the Internet.

We greatly support the Council’s City Centre IT datacentre vision and look forward to partnering further with smart projects on the Sunshine Coast.


Article by Robert Linsdell, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Vertiv Co,


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