The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is proud to be the first business and building in South Australia to connect to the Adelaide City Council’s revolutionary high-speed fibre optic data network – Ten Gigabit Adelaide. The network provides access to 10Gbps uncontested data speeds which is the fastest internet connection available in Australia and the only network of its kind for businesses.
At AIB’s headquarters on March 5, the Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese officially launched Ten Gigabit Adelaide and, along with AIB CEO Paul Wappett, connected AIB to the ultra-fast network which is being delivered by TPG Telecom.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese said it was an exciting day for Adelaide and AIB. “Ten Gigabit Adelaide will ensure our existing businesses have access to the latest data and communications infrastructure and services. The Australian Institute of Business is just one example of the type of organisations and industry sectors that will benefit from this transformational new fibre network,” he said.
As the largest MBA provider in Australia and leaders in accessible online education, fast and reliable internet speeds and data capabilities are critical to the delivery of AIB’s programmes. The phenomenally fast 10Gbps data speeds will support AIB in improving the interactive online learning experience for its students in Australia and around the world.
On being the first business in Australia to experience the network, Paul Wappett said he and the AIB staff are thrilled.
“As a progressive higher education provider delivering online education for working adults, it is critical we embrace industry-leading technology. This new network is faster and more affordable, allowing us to continue to provide accredited, high quality post-graduate education at an affordable price point. It also enables us to further enhance our interactive online learning experience and export it around the world.”
AIB has invested significantly in its online learning environment and infrastructure over the past two years to create a truly engaging and interactive learning experience for its students. In addition, following the successful transition to online exams this year, The Agile MBA is now 100% online, allowing students greater flexibility and accessibility to study from anywhere in the world.
Proudly a South Australian business, AIB has been delivering business education from the state since its inception in 1984. The business school has become a truly global institution, with students and alumni from over 90 countries, but South Australia remains the ideal location for AIB to export its programmes to the world.
“South Australia has become a hub for innovation in recent years, aligning well with AIB’s innovative approach to education. The new Ten Gigabit Network is an example of that and another reason why Adelaide is the right place for AIB to be based,” Paul Wappett explained.
Find out more about Ten Gigabit Adelaide here.