Showing posts with label NBNCo. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

NBN Co doubles national transit network capacity with Coriant CloudWave Optics

Australia's NBN Co. has begun deployment of Coriant CloudWave Optics technology across its 60,000-kilometer transcontinental optical transport backbone network. The network upgrade enables NBN Co to double bandwidth capacity using coherent optical technology that supports per-wavelength transmission rates of 200 Gbps.

Coriant CloudWave Optics is an ultra-compact coherent interface solution that supports software programmable high-speed transmission to lower cost per bit as networks scale.

Coriant said the upgrade to CloudWave Optics will allow NBN Co to increase maximum capacity on its transit network from 9.6 Tbps to 19.2 Tbps per fiber link while reducing capital and operating expense as a result of smaller footprint requirements, reduced power consumption, and greater throughput density. Coriant's technology also supports a seamless upgrade to 400G, as needed. Initial upgrade sites span high-traffic fiber links between Eastern Creek and Asquith in Sydney and the 3,600 km route between Brisbane, Queensland, and Darwin in the Northern Territory.

“Our transit network is the backbone of the nbn™ Multi-Technology Mix that aims to provide Australians with access to fast services,” said Kathrine Dyer, Chief Network Deployment Officer, NBN Co. “This upgrade will ensure we can continue to deliver a reliable and high-quality broadband access network for our wholesale customers even as high-bandwidth applications and the growth of internet usage continue to drive demand for network capacity.”

NBN Co’s backbone network – known as the Transit Network – was originally built using the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Transport Platform and spans over 60,000 kilometers of fiber around Australia to connect access nodes to NBN Co’s 121 Points of Interconnect (POI) where traffic is transferred to service providers.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Australia's NBN Co implements ARRIS DOCSIS 3.1

Australia's NBN Co has begun rolling out ARRIS's technology solutions for its nationwide launch of DOCSIS 3.1, which aims to bring gigabit-class broadband over the upgraded HFC network to three million premises in major Australian cities by 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ARRIS technology powering the network includes:

  • E6000 Gen 2 Platform – the world's most widely deployed CCAP platform
  • OM4100 OptiMax – 4x4 segmentable nodes – scalable and upgradeable optical modules that extend the edges of the fiber network without requiring additional infrastructure at the plant
  • ServAssure NXT management platform – the system that provides visibility across the entire service environment to anticipate and resolve issues before they impact the consumer experience
  • ARRIS CM8200B – DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems
  • Global Services – supporting the planning, designing, implementation and operation of the network and business processes

"NBN Co has worked hard on the introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 onto the HFC network and we are very proud to be able to launch the technology onto the network with our HFC technology partner ARRIS," said Ray Owen, Chief Technology Officer at NBN Co. "This is another example of NBN Co using world-leading technology to deliver a better experience for Australians on the nbn broadband access network. DOCSIS 3.1 will not only double the capacity of the NBN Co HFC network, but it will also help us deliver a more stable and resilient service for end-users with the advanced technologies that it uses."

Monday, December 18, 2017

Australia's NBN Co extends Ericsson fixed wireless contract to 2020

NBN Co has announced it will continue its fixed wireless and Sky Muster™ managed services partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) through to 2020.

Australia's NBN Co has extended a managed services contract with Ericsson through to 2020. Ericsson will continue to be responsible for nbn fixed wireless network operations, ground systems operations for Sky Muster – the operator's satellite service – as well as customer connections and assurance for both technologies.

NBN Co's fixed wireless and Sky Muster services cover more than 980,000 homes in regional and remote Australia with more than 290,000 homes connected to broadband services via NBN Co's retail service providers.

"As we extend our strategic partnership with NBNCo, we look forward to continuing the delivery of fixed wireless and satellite services to regional and rural Australia. The availability of ubiquitous broadband to homes and businesses across Australia will help to bridge the digital divide and support economic and community growth," stated Emilio Romeo, Managing Director of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand.

Ericsson has been NBN Co's managed services provider since 2011, when it was appointed to build and operate a fixed-wireless broadband network based on TD-LTE technology.

In 2014, the partnership was expanded to include operation of the ground component of NBN Co's long-term satellite solution and end user connections and assurance services.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Australia's nbn Hits 8 Gbps in Testing Nokia's XG-FAST

In lab testing, Australia's nbn recorded throughput speeds of 8 Gbps using Nokia's XG-FAST solution. Specifically, the XG-FAST trial conducted in nbn's North Sydney-based lab facilities generated peak aggregate data throughput speeds of more than 8 Gbps over a 30-meter twisted-pair copper cable typically deployed in field. A 5Gbps peak aggregate speed was achieved over 70 meters of twisted-pair copper cable.

XG-FAST is a Nokia Bell Labs-developed extension of Nokia's commercially available G.fast.  Nokia said the technology can deliver fiber-like speeds of more than 10 Gbps over short distances using existing copper infrastructure.

Dennis Steiger, CTO at nbn said: "Although XG-FAST is still in its very early stages of development, the lab trials we have conducted demonstrate the huge potential that the technology offers. XG-FAST gives us the ability to deliver multi-gigabit speeds over copper lines - virtually on a par with what is currently available on Fiber-to-the-Premises - but at a lower cost and time to deploy. We are really thrilled to be the third operator in the global market to run lab trials of XG-FAST, following in the footsteps of BT last year and Deutsche Telekom in February. This shows that nbn is committed to delivering Australians the best possible broadband experience on the nbn(TM) network."

http://www.nokia.com

Deutsche Telekom Tests XG-FAST over Copper with Nokia

Deutsche Telekom hit throughput speed of more than 10 Gbps in a trial or Nokia's XG-FAST technology that was conducted at Deutsche Telekom's cable laboratory in Darmstadt, Germany. The trial used two bonded pairs of Category 6 cable at 50 meters in length. Similar tests using standard drop cable illustrated the feasibility of XG-FAST for fiber-to-the-front door applications, achieving aggregate rates that exceed 8Gbps over 50m.  All trials were performed using prototype equipment from Bell Labs under laboratory conditions.

XG-FAST is a Bell Labs-developed extension of Nokia's commercially available G.fast technology. The lab trial was conducted end of 2015 by Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent.

Deutsche Telekom's network - which uses VDSL2 Vectoring as well as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology - currently offers customers access speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

Nokia said  XG-FAST is in the early stages of lab testing, but has exceeded expectations in trials with several customers so far.

XG-FAST is also capable of delivering 1Gbps symmetrical services at distances of 70m enabling operators to deliver fiber-like speeds inside buildings using existing telephone lines, eliminating the need to install new cabling. This allows for faster installation times and less hassle for the end-user.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Australia's nbn Satellite Readied for Launch

The second high performance satellite designed and built by SSL for Australia's national broadband network (nbn) has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou,French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.

The Ka-band satellite, called Sky Muster II, will be used in conjunction with the first Sky Muster satellite, to provide high-speed broadband service to more than 200,000 Australians.

"It has been very gratifying to work together with our colleagues in Australia to help establish a satellite service that brings high speed internet to underserved users anywhere in Australia," said John Celli, president of SSL. "SSL is a leader in building broadband satellites that are used for services that improve people's lives and open new opportunities for education, healthcare and economic development, and we commend the government ofAustralia for assuring that all of its citizens have this type of access."

http://www.sslmda.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Australia's nbn Signs Telstra for HFC Broadband

nbn, the company building Australia’s new broadband network, signed a contract with Telstra to manage the design and construction of fast broadband to more than three million homes currently in the footprint of Telstra’s pay-TV cable network (Hybrid-Fibre Coaxial or HFC cable). Once the build is completed, it will be handed to nbn for operation. Telstra valued the contract at approximately A$1.6 billion.

The deal streamlines the existing arrangements nbn has with Telstra, creating a faster rollout schedule and access to all nbn retailers.

nbn said it is on track to make the initial 10,000 HFC premises available for orders by the end June 2016.

nbn CEO Bill Morrow said:  “The nbn™ network is now available to two million homes and businesses, with close to one million already connected.  This deal will extend the nbn™ network to millions more, bringing new opportunity in education, health and online services to more families.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/corporate-information/media-centre/media-releases/nbn-and-Telstra-sign-deal-to-bring-the-nbn-network-to-millions-of-homes.html


  • In 2011, nbn and Telstra signed the initial Definitive Agreements for the use of existing Telstra infrastructure and the migration of former wholesale customers from Telstra’s legacy network to the nbn network, with payments progressively scheduled as the new services were activated.
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  • In 2014, the nbn and Definitive Agreements were amended to allow nbn to access and progressively acquire existing Telstra network infrastructure to enable the deployment of the multi-technology mix as required.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Australia's NBN Sees 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless Home Connections

Australia's nbn announced an upgrade to its fixed wireless service, which aims to reach half a million homes and business in rural areas of the country.

nbn said its fixed wireless service can provide access to wholesale speeds of up to 50 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload. It is currently available in hundreds of communities across the country.

“Following the launch of Sky Muster, nbn’s first satellite, this milestone is yet another critical part of our plan to help bridge the nation’s digital divide. We’re closer than ever before to being on a level playing field between the city and the bush by providing kids in rural areas with access to digital textbooks, farmers with the latest technology and creating a world of new possibilities for regional small businesses,” stated Gavin Williams, Executive General Manager, Fixed Wireless and Satellite Product.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/

Friday, October 23, 2015

Australia's nbn Tests Alcatel-Lucent's G.fast

Australia’s nbn national broadband network completed a trial of Alcatel-Lucent's G.fast technology, which uses copper infrastructure that extends the last few hundred meters into the premises to achieve speeds of close to 1 Gbps.

nbn's stated goal is to provide affordable ultra-broadband download speeds of at least 25 Mbps to eight million premises and at least 50 Mbps to 90 percent of premises with fixed-line access by 2020. nbn is using a mix of technologies to meet specific deployment needs, including a significant fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) component using VDSL Vectoring, as well as fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC), fixed, wireless and satellite technologies.

The trial – conducted over the past month – demonstrated how G.fast can complement nbn’s existing multi-technology deployment toolkit, offering a range of opportunities to evolve its capabilities. Alcatel-Lucent’s G.fast technology uses the 7368 Intelligent Service Access Manager (ISAM) Optical Network Terminals (ONTs), 7368 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) CPE with integrated reverse power and 5520 Access Management System  to accelerate last mile fiber-to-the-home ultra-broadband connectivity.

https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SSL Ships "Sky Muster" Satellite for Australia's Broadband Network

Space Systems/Loral (SSL) shipped "Sky Muster", a high performance, Ka-band satellite designed and built for Australia's new nbn broadband network.

Originally called NBN Co 1A, the satellite now awaiting launch, was renamed "Sky Muster" by the six-year-old winner of a country-wide contest. The young girl, who depends on satellite internet for her education, selected the name for its reference to the gathering of cattle, which captures how the satellite will help 'round-up' and connect Australians.

The satellite has now arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace.  SSL is also building a second satellite for the nbn network. The two satellites will work in conjunction with one another to provide expanded and advanced service coverage to some of the most remote places in Australia, as well as its coastal islands and external territories including Norfolk Island, Cocos Island, Christmas Island, and Macquarie Island in the Antarctic.

"The satellite for Australia's broadband network is a very advanced broadband satellite that will cover the entire Australian continent including its offshore islands," said John Celli, president of SSL. "It is gratifying to know that the work we do in Palo Alto will help connect underserved people to the rich resources available through the Internet."

http://www.nbn.com.au
http://www.sslmda.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Australia's NBN Co Picks Coriant for Optical Transport

NBN Co is extending the rollout of its nationwide optical transport network with deployment of a high-capacity fiber optic ring built upon the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform.

The fiber ring spans over 10,000 kilometers in Western Australia and will expand the capacity of NBN Co's backbone network supporing fast broadband services to businesses and consumers in the region. NBN Co's transcontinental optical transport backbone currently spans 60,000 kilometers of fiber configured in over 100 fiber rings nationwide.

Coriant noted that its the hiT 7300 is currently deployed in over 850 operational sites worldwide. The hiT 7300 is a 96-channel coherent optical communications system that supports the transmission of 100G per channel for a total system capacity of up to 9.6 Tbps per fiber pair.

"We are pleased to continue our strategic partnership with NBN Co as they expand the capacity, reach and performance of their fiber optic infrastructure," said Pat DiPietro, Chief Executive Officer, Coriant. "Our end-to-end support for the National Broadband Network encompasses not only best-in-class optical transport technologies, but also a comprehensive range of world-class planning, design, logistics, implementation, and support services that enable NBN Co to meet critical deployment timelines and ensure the highest level network and service availability."

http://www.coriant.com


Sunday, February 22, 2015

NBN Co Selects ARRIS for New Australian HFC network

NBN Co has selected ARRIS to build a next-generation Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) network for Australia's broadband network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

NBN Co expects that using HFC technology will yield significant cost savings for Australian tax-payers over its previous FTTH network design.

ARRIS said its platform will allow NBN Co to enhance and manage its cable access network while providing a roadmap for possible future migration to DOCSIS 3.1 architecture. The initiative involves its flagship E6000TM CER (Converged Edge Router) along with a number of additional ARRIS product lines, including: ARRIS Access Technologies and Supplies (ATS) products (CORWave forward path transmitters and OM4100 optical receivers) and Assurance solutions for service assurance. Additionally, ARRIS's Global Services was selected for the full deployment and network integration of this national broadband service. In addition, ARRIS Global Services group will assist NBN Co in managing and supporting its network and customers.

NBN Co CTO, Dennis Steiger, said: "An HFC network represents the fastest and most cost-effective way to deliver it to consumers and businesses in the existing HFC network areas. Our goal is to achieve high-speed broadband as quickly possible, with an eye on future technologies that will secure our place as a global technology leader." Steiger continued: "Significant investments are being made in HFC broadband technology on a global scale, and we are committed to ensuring that Australia is at the forefront of this movement."

Bruce McClelland, President of Network & Cloud and Global Services at ARRIS added: "ARRIS is honored to be selected by NBN Co for this exciting project and whole-heartedly endorses the use of HFC technology to proliferate Broadband across Australia. The ARRIS portfolio of Products and Services are at the heart of many Broadband networks around the world, and we look forward to expanding our presence in the Asia Pacific region. We are delighted to be working with NBN Co at such an important stage in this initiative."

http://ir.arrisi.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=87823&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2018745


In December 2014, Australia's NBN Co announced a new national rollout plan for the National Broadband Network (NBN) based on a multi-technology access strategy, including fiber to the premise (FTTP), fiber to the node (FTTN), wireless and upgraded HFC. 

Areas where NBN FTTP has been deployed or is in advanced stages of being built will likely remain part of the FTTP rollout, while areas served by the Optus or Telstra Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable networks will likely receive fast broadband over an upgraded HFC network.

The plan covers the next 1.9 million homes and businesses by mid-2016 across more than 400 cities, suburbs and towns, on the path to achieving 8 million connections to the NBN by 2020.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Australia's NBN Co Updates is National Rollout Plan with HFC

Australia's NBN Co announced a new national rollout plan for the National Broadband Network (NBN) based on a multi-technology access strategy, including fiber to the premise (FTTP), fiber to the node (FTTN), wireless and upgraded HFC.

Areas where NBN FTTP has been deployed or is in advanced stages of being built will likely remain part of the FTTP rollout, while areas served by the Optus or Telstra Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable networks will likely receive fast broadband over an upgraded HFC network.

The plan covers the next 1.9 million homes and businesses by mid-2016 across more than 400 cities, suburbs and towns, on the path to achieving 8 million connections to the NBN by 2020.

“We’re committed to bringing fast broadband to all Australians as quickly as possible. The new multi-technology approach enables us to do just that. Over the past year, we have carried out successful trials of a range of new technologies, revised our build processes and are renegotiating our partner agreements. As a result of this work, we are able to provide forecasts that reflect the next phase of our network build," stated NBN Co’s CEO Bill Morrow.

“Naturally some people will be disappointed that they are not included in today’s schedule but ultimately no-one misses out as the NBN will be made available to every Australian family and business by 2020.”

http://www.nbnco.com.au/

http://www.nbnco.com.au/content/dam/nbnco2/documents/MTM-rollout-plan-01122014.pdf
  • Prior to the elections in 2013 and the subsequent review of national broadband policy, NBN Co. had estimated that it would take nearly a decade to complete the installation of fibre to 93% of premises in Australia. A further 4% were to be reached by fixed-wireless and the remaining 3% to be connected via broadband satellite. In 2011, the total cost of the fibre rollout was estimated A$40.9 billion up to FY2021.
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  • In December 2013, Bill Morrow was appointed as the new CEO, replacing Mike Quigley. Morrow previously headed up Vodafone Australia since March 2012. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Clearwire Incorporated and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He is a former Europe Chief Executive with Vodafone Group and has run the Group's businesses in Japan and the UK.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Australia's NBN Co Extends Managed Service Deal with Ericsson

Australia's National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) will continue its fixed wireless managed service partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and has expanded the partnership to include operation of the ground component of the Long Term Satellite Solution (LTSS) and customer service activation. Ericsson will continue to be responsible for the operation of the fixed wireless network, and will take on the additional responsibility of managing the satellite ground systems when launched. Financial terms were  not disclosed.

The new agreement makes Ericsson the primary service partner for both NBN Co's fixed wireless and satellite services, which are planned to cover over 1 million households.

NBN Co expects new activations for high-speed broadband services in rural Australia to reach 12,000 to 15,000 installations per month at its peak in 2016.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1841831

  • In February 2014, Australia's NBN Co awarded a key contract to Optus to operate two purpose-built satellites that aim to deliver high speed broadband across rural and remote Australia.  Under the contract Optus will provide tracking, telemetry and control services in connection with NBN’s Long Term Satellite Service. The two satellites currently under construction are scheduled to launch in 2015. The contract has a five year term, with options to extend for up to 15 years.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Australia's NBN Co Tests Coriant's Terabit Super-channel

Australia's NBN Co has completed a trial of a one Terabit per second (Tbps) super-channel over a 1,066 km fibre optic ring in South East Queensland, Australia using Coriant's innovative FlexiGrid technology on the NBNCo Transit Network, which is a wholesale, open access network.

Coriant said this trial demonstrated a Tbps super-channel transmission in a 369GHz grid over 1,066 km. It showed a greater than 35 percent improvement in spectral efficiency which significantly increases the capacity of the system. The trial also demonstrated the flexible allocation of the super-channel by placing it in three separate locations within the c-band which maximizes use of existing fibre resources. This capability, in conjunction with the improvements in spectral efficiency, provides a maximum theoretical transmission capacity of 13 Tbps on existing hardware and fibre over a distance greater than 1,000 km.

NBN Co's Transit network is built using established optical fibre made available by third party carriers on long term leases and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Equipment that provides connectivity from the access networks, including fibre and wireless, through to points of interconnect with NBN Co's wholesale customers.

The field trial was conducted on NBN Co's network using commercially available hardware and pre-commercial software, over the existing fibre that is currently being integrated into NBN Co's Transit Network.

Gary McLaren, NBN Co's Chief Technology Officer said, "We are pleased with the results of the trial with Coriant over our Transit Network. It highlights how established backbone infrastructure can be upgraded with sophisticated optical and electronic equipment to provide extra capacity for the future needs of the National Broadband Network.
"This proof point highlights that the existing transit network is robust and capable, as we rollout a mixture of Fibre-to-the-node technologies (FTTx) being designed to provide access to voice and broadband services faster, cheaper and more efficiently to Australian homes and businesses no matter their location across the country.
"As high-bandwidth applications and the growth of internet usage drive increased demand for network capacity, the ease of upgrading to higher transmission rates in our Transit Network will enable us to continue to deliver a reliable and high-quality broadband experience for our customers."

http://www.coriant.com

Monday, February 3, 2014

Australia's NBNco Picks Optus for Satellite Services

Australia's NBN Co awarded a key contract to Optus to operate two purpose-built satellites that aim to deliver high speed broadband across rural and remote Australia.

Under the contract Optus will provide tracking, telemetry and control services in connection with NBN’s Long Term Satellite Service. The two satellites currently under construction are scheduled to launch in 2015. The contract has a five year term, with options to extend for up to 15 years.

Matt Dawson, Program Director Satellite at NBN Co, said the company was committed to delivering fast broadband to Australians and it made sense to use modern satellite communications to serve around 200,000 homes, farms and businesses in rural and remote areas, including Australia’s overseas territories.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/about-us/media/news/nbn-co-selects-optus-to-operate-long-term-satellite.html

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Australia's NBN Now Reaches 107,000 Premises

Australia's NBNco has begun posting weekly updates on the rollout progress of its new infrastructure.

As of Sunday, October 27th:

  • 107,230 premises are using the NBN across the fibre, fixed wireless and interim satellite networks
  • Of this total, 40,441 are receiving the NBN via fibre to the premises in brownfields communities with a further 21,801 fibre users in new developments (or “greenfields” estates). 
  • There are 41,482 satellite users 
  • There are 3506 fixed wireless users.
  • In the brownfields fibre footprint specifically, 229,398 premises are passed by the fibre optic cable. Of these, 158,712 premises – or 69%  – are currently able to order an NBN service.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/about-us/media/news/weekly-rollout-metrics.html

Friday, October 25, 2013

Australia's NBN Co Set for Strategic Review

Australia's NBN Co named a panel of outside consultants and appointed an executive to help with a Strategic Review of its operations.

A 60-day Strategic Review is being undertaken by NBN Co’s Board and executive management pending the introduction of new Government policy in the wake of the nation's recent elections.

Mr. JB Rousselot has been to the new position of Head of Strategy and Transformation, responsible for activities within the Quality group and also the corporate planning, strategy and decision support functions of the office of the Chief Finance Officer. He will lead the Strategic Review process and then help manage the implementation of recommendations and their incorporation into the company’s 2014-17 Corporate Plan.

NBN Co has retained the following outside consultancies to support the Strategic Review:

  • Deloitte will provide governance and the program management office services to ensure the Strategic Review fits within the parameters and tight deadline for submission set by the Government;
  • KordaMentha will contribute to the analysis of the current NBN operational and financial performance;
  • Boston Consulting Group will participate in the review of the timing, financials and product offers under alternative models of delivering very fast broadband.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mike Quigley Steps Down as Head of Australia's NBN

Mike Quigley is stepping down as CEO of Australia's National Broadband Network.

Quigley said he will continue to serve as CEO until the Board appoints a successor.  He plans to retire from corporate life after four years leading NBNCo.

"My job was to lay the foundations for the NBN for the next 30 years. That job is largely complete. NBN Co is now a well-established wholesale telecommunications company with a nationwide workforce, delivery partners, infrastructure agreements, complex IT systems and more than 40 retail customers which are supplying fast, reliable and affordable broadband to a growing number of Australians," stated Quigley.

“I joined NBN Co because I believed better telecommunications was central to Australia’s ongoing success. I still believe that today. The ramp-up in construction and the news last week that the company had passed more than 200,000 premises with fibre gives me further confidence that the NBN build can be delivered by 2021 in line with the projections in the company’s Corporate Plan.”

http://www.nbnco.com.au/about-us/media/news/nbn-co-chief-executive-announces-retirement.html


  • Quigley previously served as President and COO of Alcatel.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sydney Switches on its First NBN Connections


Residents of the suburb of Blacktown will be the first in the Sydney metropolitan area to switch on to Australia's National Broadband Network.

NBN Co's fiber network has just passed the first 1,300 homes and businesses in Blacktown.  A further 9,300 premises will be passed shortly.

Construction of the NBN set to have commenced or be complete for around 1.4 million premises across NSW and 4.85 million nationally by mid-2016. The nationwide rollout is due to be completed by 2021.

NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley said: “We’re getting on with the job of rolling out the NBN in every state and territory. Our plan is to deliver better broadband to every Australian over the remaining 8 years of this 10-year build.”

NBN Co also sad that in areas where its fibre network has been up and running for  more than 12 months, around a third of eligible families have already purchased an NBN package.

http://www.nbnco.com.au/

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NGNCo Begins Rollout in Western Australia



NBN Co has begun installing fibre in Western Australia for its new access network.  The first installation in this part of the country is occurring in Geraldton, a port city about 400km north of Perth.

In addition to Geraldton, work is under planning or construction in the following suburbs: Beachlands, West End, Rangeway, Mount Tarcoola, Karloo, Deepdale, Utakarra, Wonthella, Beresford, Webberton, Strathalbyn, Bluff Point, Woorree and Spalding.

NBN Co is aiming for construction in these suburbs to be completed throughout 2013.


"Access to high speed broadband can help to breakdown the tyranny of distance for Australian's living and working in the largest state. It has the potential to re-energise rural and remote communities and regional cities by allowing people to access new business markets, education options, cultural opportunities and a world of new entertainment right from their lounge rooms or offices," stated NBN Co spokesperson Trent Williams.