Showing posts with label NBNCo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NBNCo. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Australia's NBNCo Picks Cisco for MPLS

Australia's NBN Co has selected Cisco to supply MPLS-enabled routers and firewalls for its National Connectivity Network (NCN) in a deal estimated to be worth up to $38 million over five years. Cisco's solutions will be deployed in NBN Co's depot, aggregation nodes and other key locations and will support the Operations Support System (OSS) and Business Support System (BSS) platforms, signalling and timing.

Cisco said the win formally expands its role in Australia's NBN. In late 2010, a consortium led by Cisco was awarded the contract to provide NBN Co with a data centre platform. Together with its technology partners EMC and VMware, Cisco was commissioned to build a scalable platform to run essential applications, including network management, inventory management, customer care, billing, service provisioning and fulfilment systems, as well as a web portal to support customer self-service and the corporate website.

NBN Co's executive general manager of Network Architecture and Technology, Tony Cross, said: "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Cisco as a supplier of data centre infrastructure to include the supply of a high-performing, highly secure network foundation composed of switches, routers and firewalls to support our NCN."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Australia's NBN Co Opens National Contact Centre

Australia's NBN Co opened its Gold Coast National Contact Centre.  The facility will handle queries from all over Australia as the company ramps up the construction of its fibre optic broadband network.  The contact centre expects is forecast to eventually house more than 100 workers. NBN Co is already handling over 8,000 inbound and outbound calls, emails, letters and web enquiries about the NBN each month.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Australia's NBN Sets FTTH Target for Towns with 1,000 Premises or More

NBN Co, which is building Australia’s national broadband network, lowered its target for areas that will receive FTTH rather than high-speed fixed wireless broadband.

NBN Co said it plans to install fibre in towns of 1,000 premises or more, or to some towns with as few as 500 premises where the town is located on an NBN fibre transit link. Previously, it was expected that fibre would be deployed in towns with a population of 1,000 or more (not premises).

The change is expected to lower the overall costs of the project as many smaller towns across the country will not receive fibre.

The National Broadband Network aims to reach 93% of premises by fibre, and the remaining seven percent via fixed wireless or satellite. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ViaSat to Supply Satellite System from Australia's NBN

 Australia's national broadband network has selected ViaSat to provide the ground-based communications, network management, and data processing systems for the Long Term Satellite Service component of its project.

The initial value of the contract is valued in excess of $240 million, which is expected to increase as the network is built out to reach up to 200,000 homes and businesses.

ViaSat will supply consumer satellite terminals, including broadband modems and antennas for Australian homes and businesses, and 13.5-metre diameter Ka-band satellite antennas for ten ground station gateway facilities across Australia. The contract award follows a comprehensive, two-year procurement process by NBN Co.

"The rollout of Australia's NBN is the most comprehensive broadband plan in the world and we are excited to deliver part of the satellite ground portion," said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat Inc. "We have long-shared the NBN Co vision of fiber-grade satellite network access. The work we do in Australia over the next three years will be pivotal in establishing the state-of-the-art in affordable, satellite broadband."
  • NBN Co. plans to launch two KA-band satellites in early 2015 at a cost of $620 million. The Long Term Satellite System (LTSS) Ka-band satellite service is then expected hit the market by the end of 2015.
  • In May 2011, NBN Co awarded a 10-year contract to Ericsson to design, build and operate a 4G fixed-wireless network. The deal is valued at up to AUS $1.1 billion. The fixed-wireless broadband network will deliver up to 12 Mbps downstream to locations not reachable by fiber.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Telstra Launches over NBN in Tasmania

Telstra launched its commercial services on the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Tasmania.

In areas with NBN coverage, Tasmanians can access Telstra’s broadband services with download speeds to the home of up to 25Mbps or 100Mbp. Pricing starts at $80 per month for 5GB of data.