TransACT

Infobox_Company
company_name = TransACT Capital Communications
company_
company_type = Private
foundation = 2001
location = Canberra, Australia
key_people = John Mackay, CEO
Jim Service, Chairman
products = TransTV Digital
TransWEB
TransMOBILE
TransTALK
TransSELECT
industry = Subscription Television
Telecommunications
homepage = [http://www.transact.com.au/ www.transact.com.au]

TransACT Capital Communications is an Australian telecommunications company based in Canberra which provides broadband internet access, fixed telephony, cable television services, and, more recently, mobile phone services using the Vodafone Network, in Canberra and a subset of these services in Queanbeyan and throughout South-east NSW. The company is part-owned by ActewAGL (the main energy and water utility company in the Australian Capital Territory) and since February 2004 TransACT has contracted many of their administrative and marketing functions to ActewAGL.

The company has built a fibre-optic network to parts of Canberra and Queanbeyan where it owns above-ground electricity distribution network and provides services to customers in a variety of ways.

The original Phase 1 rollout was based on an FTTC (fibre to the curb) design, with nodes being placed within 300 metres of properties. From these nodes TransACT offer VDSL services to residential and business consumers. The original Phase 1 VDSL network is available to over 25,000 homes in the region. VDSL services include high speed data connection to an ISP, Video On Demand and a telephone service.

The newer Phase 2 rollout involves TransACT placing its own DSLAM equipment within Telstra exchanges and utilising their own fibre-optic backhaul to their main data centre in Dickson, ACT. TransACT completed their ADSL 2/2+ rollout on 1st March, 2007. The Phase 2 network is available to anyone outside of Phase 1 with a Telstra phone line in Canberra and Queanbeyan, as long as they are within sufficient distance of their telephone exchange - as with any ADSL service.

TransACT operates an open network with eight companies providing ISP services. These include a mix of large national ISPs and smaller local operations. One of the ISPs (Grapevine) is jointly owned by TransACT and ActewAGL.

TransACT also offer a range of wholesale services to business and ISP customers, including colocation, IP transit and high speed point-to-point or point-to-multipoint data connections of up to 1 Gbit/s for businesses and ISPs anywhere on their network.

In 2007 it was announced that TransACT would take control of Victorian cable TV and telecommunications company Neighbourhood Cable from 1 January 2008. [ [http://www.transact.com.au/News/Article.aspx?id=802 TransACT website: TransACT announces acquisition of Neighbourhood Cable - Tuesday 18 December 2007] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.transact.com.au TransACT homepage]
* [http://www.transact.com.au/business/wholesale.aspx TransACT Wholesale homepage]
* [http://www.actewagl.com.au ActewAGL homepage]
* [http://transact.com.au/broadband/isp.aspx ISPs available through TransACT]


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