5G Networks (ASX:5GN) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Australian Pacific Data Centres, located in the Sydney CBD.
This infrastructure investment will unlock significant opportunities for continued revenue growth, cost savings, and operational synergies and is in line with the Company’s stated acquisition and growth strategy. APDC houses over 150 data centre racks, lifting the 5GN Data Centre capacity to over 600 racks, all connected to a secure, national high-speed network.
The acquisition will allow 5GN to execute its wholesale channel strategy for data centre services and introduce its fibre network and cloud services to other carriers, hardware vendors and managed service providers. The importance of the easy to access APDC location cannot be underestimated, particularly for organisations situated in the Sydney CBD. This enables 5GN to provide both wholesale and direct customers with fast and convenient access to the ISO accredited, Tier 3 designed facility to access mission critical digital infrastructure
The APDC facility has been purpose built to Tier 3 standards with power, cooling, redundancy and carrier grade diverse network access. The Data Centre has been operating for 15 years and has N+1 redundancy and automated management systems. The transfer to 5GN of the operating lease and purchase of the asset infrastructure allows for continuity for existing customers, carriers and the rapid expansion of the 5GN data centre services, falling in line with the Company’s cross and upsell strategy.
This Sydney expansion will support the accelerated rollout of the ‘5GN Cloud Port’, an offering which packages the features of seamless access to the cloud in addition to connectivity into all relevant data centres in Australia. This innovative networking capability will simplify and speed the design, delivery and management of mission critical high- speed data services for customers.