The world’s tallest residential apartment building was recently completed on the Gold Coast. Each of the tower’s 526 apartments is fitted out with high-speed synchronous broadband thanks to Data FX.
Using a Nortel network, integrator Data FX has been equipped the Sunland Group’s new Q1 apartment building in Surfers Paradise, which for a time at least is the world’s tallest residential tower.
Designers of the iconic Q1 chose to equip the 80 floors with a network on par with any urban business centre. Apart from the 500 plus apartments, the building also houses conference facilities, ground floor retail outlets, sandy beach lagoon swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness centre, and
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“There’s a misconception that living on the Gold Coast compromises access to world-class business facilities, so Q1 is about to change all that. Not only is the building equipped with an integrated communications network, but residents will also have access to all the facilities they require for business and personal communications and entertainment whether they’re permanently based in Q1 or renting a holiday apartment,” said Data FX Chief Operating Officer Daniel Thompson.
“One of the unique features of our Q1 solution is two-way Internet access, which means upload speeds match download speeds for a faster, less restricted experience. This means guests and residents can enjoy all the benefits of a super-fast network like video-on-demand and real-time video conferencing.
“As a solution provider for multi-billion dollar residential and commercial developments throughout
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“Service providers like Data FX are increasingly using Nortel’s technology to deliver carrier grade services to a wide range of customers such as property developers, neighbourhood communities and multinational enterprises,” said Mark Stevens, president, Australia and New Zealand, Nortel.
“The network deployed throughout Q1 means that work does not need to be a place you go, but rather a thing you do,” Stevens said. “Using Nortel technology, Data FX has delivered a solution that is designed to give Q1 residents access to the same powerful business infrastructure enjoyed by millions of business users in major financial centres. This means they can enjoy the lifestyle benefits of this magnificent development without foregoing access to the same rich multimedia and networking facilities they rely on for their business. It’s literally the best of both worlds.”