Leighton Holdings subsidiary Visionstream has been selected by Optus to carry out up to $240 million worth of civil and services upgrades to the company’s mobile network.
Works include radio design, site acquisition, site design, construction, installation, commissioning and optimisation of the Optus long term evolution mobile network.
Vistionstream general manager Allan Bradford said the network upgrades would allow more customers to increase use of 4G data services.
"Securing this major project with Optus reinforces our position as Australia's leading telecommunications design and construction partner," Mr Bradford said.
"We have worked with Optus to develop a unique business model that will enable faster and more cost efficient deployment of the network which is a positive outcome for both of us."
Leighton Holdings chief executive Hamish Tyrwhitt said the telecommunications design, construction and maintenance market was continuing to provide numerous opportunities for the Visionstream business.
“This contract recognises Visionstream’s expertise in providing end to end solutions to the telecommunications and utilities industries – adding value through innovative construction, engineering and project management approaches,” Mr Tyrwhitt said.
Visionstream has previously collaborated with Optus on the construction of the national Optus Network and upgrades to the 3G mobile network and currently maintains Optus’s “reef” broadband network in Northern Queensland.