OptiComm Ltd (ASX:OPC)
OptiComm (ASX:OPC) is a licensed carrier and wholesale network infrastructure operator which designs, builds, operates and maintains fixed-line access, fibre-based, telecommunications networks servicing new residential, commercial and retail developments within Australia. OptiComm utilises Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology in the vast majority of its networks, with a small proportion (less than 4%) utilising Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) and hybrid fibre coax (HFC) based technologies as at 30 June 2019.
OptiComm is the fixed-line network infrastructure provider within OptiComm connected estates. OptiComm’s network infrastructure comprises the final section (or ‘last mile’) of the telecommunication networks connecting homes, apartments and commercial premises within OptiComm connected estates to a central exchange point from which high-speed broadband internet and telephone services are delivered to end user consumers via third party providers of retail internet and other telecommunication services (Retail Service Providers).
OptiComm has been a licensed carrier and wholesale network infrastructure operator since 2007.
What does OptiComm do?
- builds, owns (in most cases) and operates fibre-based open access wholesale telecommunication networks in residential single dwelling unit development estates (referred to as ‘Broadacre’ estates), apartment or unit developments with multiple dwellings (referred to as ‘Multi Dwelling Units’), retirement and independent living unit estates and commercial precincts and buildings;
- provides wholesale access to its networks to Retail Service Providers who provide retail telecommunications, entertainment and other services to end user consumers (being residents and businesses in dwellings within the Broadacre estates and Multi Dwelling Unit complexes that are connected to OptiComm’s networks);
- provides ongoing support and maintenance services to the networks, including those networks that OptiComm manages but does not own; and
- provides other ancillary value add services, such as integrated building administration support networks (referred to as ‘Integrated Communication Networks’) that support building operations and other building services within mixed use developments, such as hotels and apartments, shopping centres, and other commercial complexes.
For more information on OptiComm see the latest OptiComm Prospectus.