What makes it ‘Different. Better.’
At Spirit, we have our own independent Super Fast network, operating at speeds from 25Mbp to 200Mbps for residential apartments, and from 50Mbps up to a whopping 1Gbps for businesses (in selected locations around Australia).
We decided to create our own network because we had a vision – call it an obsession, frankly. We simply believe that Australians deserve better Internet access – what we call “Serious Internet”.
The Spirit Network
Depending on where you live or work, Spirit provides Internet and Phone Services through one of two methods – Fibre or Wireless (and sometimes both). If there is fibre optic cable available to your building, we’ll deliver blazing fast fixed line Internet.
If fibre isn’t available, we look at the other buildings in the area to see if we can establish a ‘Line of Sight’ to another Spirit enabled building nearby that we can point to with a wireless radio. Our powerful and reliable radios can beam a signal as far as 20km, which allows Spirit to connect in areas that couldn’t otherwise have a high-speed connection. Setting up wireless is also much quicker than having to lay fibre, meaning you don’t have to wait months to be connected.
Once the Spirit network is inside your building, we connect to the apartments and businesses in that building through switched Ethernet. This is a series of smart network switches that connect to your modem.
Using switched Ethernet inside a building ensures a consistent network speed and quality to all residents and businesses. Existing copper networks such as ADSL and VDSL use an older technology, that degrades speed and quality the longer the cable distance. This can be a big problem in apartments and tall commercial buildings.