BRISBANE – Yurika telecommunications business, previously Nexium has installed a state-of-the-art fibre optic cable connection from its expanding North regional network into the North Queensland Regional Data Centre (NQRDC) located in Townsville.
The Queensland Government-backed NQRDC is a game changing economic and digital infrastructure project that will provide high-quality, secure data storage and interconnection for businesses, community groups and consumers in North Queensland. The Centre is also a key plank supporting Townsville Council’s future data centre project.
The move builds on Yurika’s existing Queensland telecommunications network and further demonstrates the company’s strong commitment to North Queensland.
“The recent investment by NQRDC is another step in connecting North Queensland and Townsville to Australia and the world’s digital economy,” Yurika Executive General Manager Carly Irving said.
The NQRDC is operated and maintained by Brisbane-based data centre, cloud and connectivity specialists, iseek.
“Having partners like Yurika, with its expertise in building key telecommunications links, are essential for the optimum operation of facilities such as the NQRDC,” iseek Managing Director Jason Gomersall said.
“Yurika is the ideal partner for Townsville. While we have built a data centre its essential that we have the best connectivity available for our customers – and Yurika has provided that.”
“iseek opened the data centre in September 2019, since then business and government agencies have led the demand for its services. This is reflective of a growing trend of businesses wanting to be physically closer to their digital data, as well as having an increased understanding of the benefits of locating data centres regionally,” Mr Gomersall added.
The high speed connectivity, fibre optic cable connection by Yurika was completed in late August and will enhance the capabilities of internet service providers and businesses in the Townsville region.
Yurika has been delivering utility services to regional and North Queensland for more than 10 years and is committed to further developing its networks in the region.