We are looking for a new office in Brisbane and are finding ourselves constrained by Australia’s telecommunications infrastructure. We want an office in an area serviced by an exchange which supports the IP technology which is central to communication between our offices. We have used IP telephone between Melbourne and Sydney to cut inter office call cost to 6 cents. This enables us to take local calls out of Sydney and place them in our Melbourne based national call centre. We want to do the same in Brisbane but the exchange requirements dictate where we can locate our offices.

If only Australia had a robust state-of-the-art communications infrastructure. The boost to competition would be enormous.