NBN Co hands out contracts

14/07/2016 - 15:55

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NBN Company has awarded contracts to six companies to deliver the national broadband network to homes and businesses in the Telstra hybrid-fibre coaxial network.

NBN Co hands out contracts

NBN Company has awarded contracts to six companies for the delivery of national broadband network services to homes and businesses in the Telstra hybrid-fibre coaxial network.

The contractors receiving the packages of work are Lendlease, Broadspectrum, Fulton Hogan, Downer, ISGM and BSA.

The value of the contracts wasn’t disclosed.

nbn chief network engineering officer Peter Ryan said the network was now available to more than 2.9 million homes and businesses around Australia.

“With this additional work from our delivery partners the HFC network will be deployed at scale to enable nbn to meet its 2020 targets,” he said.

“With this process we have ensured the most appropriate delivery partners are doing the work.

“They have enormous experience in construction in the telecommunications industry which will help us roll it out faster.

“Under the HFC delivery agreement announced in April 2016, Telstra will manage the MIMA delivery partners in the construction of the network within the Telstra HFC footprint.

“Telstra’s management of the delivery partners will be undertaken in close consultation with nbn.”

In April, Telstra signed the HFC delivery agreement with nbn to provide planning, design, construction and construction management services within the Telstra HFC footprint.

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