Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Australia's NBN Picks Contractors for First Sites

Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) awarded construction contracts for three of the five first release sites for its FTTH rollout. These are Silcar Pty Ltd, Armidale NSW; Transfield Services, Minnamurra/Kiama Downs, NSW and ETSA Utilities, the South Australian power distribution network operator in Willunga. In the fourth site, Ergon Energy will construct the passive optical fibre network in Townsville. For the fifth site, Brunswick in Victoria, NBN Co is in discussions with Telstra on the potential design and construction solutions that may be possible making use of the Telstra infrastructure.