NBN Co taps Nokia Siemens Networks for Australian NBN DWDM backbone

Nov. 1, 2010
NOVEMBER 1, 2010 -- The company set-up by the Australian government to build and operate the country’s new, nationwide, high-speed National Broadband Network, NBN Co Ltd, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to provide DWDM equipment for its optical transmission network. The DWDM equipment will provide the backbone of the national optical transmission network

NOVEMBER 1, 2010 -- The company set-up by the Australian government to build and operate the country’s new, nationwide, high-speed National Broadband Network, NBN Co Ltd, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to provide DWDM equipment for its optical transmission network. The DWDM equipment will provide the backbone of the national optical transmission network.

The potential value of the contract is up to AU$400 million over 10 years.

Australia’s NBN network is planned to provide broadband speeds of 100 Mbps initially and 1 Gbps in the future to nearly 93% of Australian homes, schools, and workplaces.

“Nokia Siemens Networks is a high-quality global and local supplier of equipment and services. Their proven track record in Australia, utilizing local expertise combined with global capability, is a sound starting point in the future of our partnership,” said Kevin Brown, head of Corporate Services, NBN Co Ltd.

Under the scope of the frame agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply its DWDM equipment and management systems. The company will also provide related services including design, logistics, installation, commissioning, local pre-deployment system testing and care.

NBN Co’s transmission network requires connectivity at 10, 40, and 100 Gbps. The network building stage of the project will span for 10 years with the bulk of the optical transmission network being rolled out in the first three years.

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