Industry strengths and capabilities
The success of the NSW ICT sector is founded on the state's world-class infrastructure and business networks.
NSW has six international fibre optic cable networks linking Australia with Asia, Europe and the United States. The sector's telecommunications capacity is set to grow even faster with the rollout of Australia's National Broadband Network, an Australian Government initiative that will connect regional and urban areas to a 100 megabit-per-second fibre communications network.
The sector benefits from a highly skilled workforce of software engineers, computer scientists and programmers backed by exceptional universities and courses which attract thousands of foreign students every year. It is also well supported by active industry associations, including the Australian Computer Society, the Australian Information Industry Association and the Australian Industry Group.