With offices in Newcastle, Tamworth, Orange and Sydney.
Since 2018 Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC) has been helping people, businesses and communities to be better connected in regional Australia with its network of highly connected data centres providing world class internet and direct cloud connectivity.
LEDC has offices in Newcastle, Tamworth and Orange as well as Sydney and the company’s rollout of world-class Edge data centres in regional cities will create more local jobs, give local industries more connectivity options, and bring direct connection to all major cloud services.
First two data centres set for the Hunter
Construction is complete on a multi-million dollar data centre at Mayfield West in the Hunter giving local businesses the option to store their data locally, bridging a digital divide. This being the first of two centres to be built in the Hunter with a second proposed for Williamtown. Already 195 local jobs have been created during design and construction.
Supporting essential services
LEDC’s infrastructure and a network of connectivity will enable faster application performance spanning across many industries such as Content hosting, Internet of Things (IoT) data processing, digital mapping, AgriTech, autonomous machinery, telehealth, smart healthcare, online learning, smart city rollout, support 5G deployment and more.
Investment opportunities to boost connectivity in regional Australia
Enhancing regional connectivity is of strategic importance to Australia’s digital infrastructure upgrade. For many booming regional areas, taking data processing closer to the source of deployment and usage is paramount.
LEDC's facility will enable direct cloud access to all the major cloud environments for the first time, reducing the need for local enterprises to be connected to metropolitan cities. This new infrastructure will provide faster connectivity for local businesses and will drive innovation and job growth for the region. It paves the way for businesses to prosper while delivering a better digital experience for both local industry and residents, while making the regions more attractive for both national and global enterprises to have a physical presence close to the user.
Chris Thorpe, CEO and Founder said, "We're changing the competitive landscape for businesses in regional Australia. For the first time, they'll be on the same playing field as any other business in the metropolitan city.
The Regional Development NSW team has played a vital role in providing introductions to key stakeholders in regional areas. The team has opened up discussions with local Councils across NSW which has been invaluable for Leading Edge Data Centres from a networking perspective.”
Next steps in rollout
LEDC's rollout is rapidly expanding to over 14 regions in NSW over the next 12 months, and planning is well advanced on the expansion of the Edge data centre network into regional locations in Victoria and Queensland. Locations include:
- Coffs Harbour
- Newcastle Airport
- Port Macquarie
Find out more about Leading Edge Data Centres.