Simon Hackett - Agile Communications

Agile Communications
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded Adelaide, South Australia (1998)
Headquarters Adelaide, South Australia
Key people Simon Hackett, Founder
Products Broadband

Agile Communications is a licensed national telecommunications carrier based in South Australia and was the first South Australian based company to gain this license.

The company is a sister company to ISP Internode. The company was founded by Managing Director Simon Hackett and is based in Adelaide.

In May 2001, Agile built the Coorong Network, a microwave network interlinking Adelaide, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend, Binnies Hill, Tintinara and Meningie using Cisco based hardware.

In October 2003, Agile installed its own equipment in the Telstra exchange at Meningie, South Australia to provide ADSL to a town where Telstra was yet to provide broadband ADSL. This made it the first exchange in Australia where ADSL was available, but not through Telstra.

In late 2003, Agile began a rollout of a national network, an Optic Fibre based IP network running on STM-1 Packet over Sonet(POS) links to connect all Agile POPs across Australia.

The national network currently extends to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Hobart. In 2005, Agile extended their national network to the US with points of presence in Los Angeles and San Jose.

From 2007 Agile designed and rolled out a broadband service using licensed fixed WiMax radio technology across the Coorong and Yorke Peninsula regions of South Australia. The service was retailed to customers by Internode and regional Internode resellers.

The Agile International network has become the core of the international network of iiNet and Internode following the acquisition of the Internode company group by iiNet.

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