The company responsible for the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout is calling on satellite network operators and equipment providers capable of supporting satellite services to provide capability statements.
In a release, NBN Co said it would like responses from qualified partners that can offer key elements of the satellite network, as well as those “prepared to work cohesively with other suppliers to jointly provide a complete solution”.
“Submissions must recognise and address the special technical requirements of NBN Co’s high-speed broadband network,” the company said in a statement. Five to 10 of the suppliers will then be shortlisted and asked to join a request for proposal process with the winner taking providing satellite services to NBN customers.
The call for statements comes days after NBNco released a timeline of when FTTP-related suppliers would be publicly shortlisted and asked to join a formal request for proposal process.
All written and electronic responses must be sent in by 5pm on February 15. To download the necessary forms, visit the NBNco’s website.