Sunshine 100Gbps Backbone (Under Construction)

Short Project Description:


This project is to replace the existing 10Gbps fibre optic network service on the Sunshine Backbone Network with a high capacity optical network between Brisbane and Cairns lighting the entire backbone ring at 100Gbps.



Equipment to light one or more wavelengths to provide diverse 100Gbps paths from Brisbane to Townsville and Rockhampton; and equipment to deliver 100Gbps services to Cairns, Mackay, Gladstone and Palmwoods.

 Total Cost:


$1.9 million (est.)

 NRN Project EIF Contribution:


Up to $1.5 million



Up to $800k including contingency (JCU/CQU and QRNO)



James Cook University (JCU), Central Queensland University (CQU), University of Queensland (UQ), University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), the CSIRO, AIMS and AARnet



AARNet Pty Ltd