The National Broadband Network (NBN) Network Operations Centre has officially opened in Tasmania.
Speaking at the launch, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephen Conroy said the facility would make sure customers who connect to the NBN have a robust and reliable service.
“Today’s launch is another important step in the delivery of the NBN in Tasmania,” he said. “In just a few short weeks, residents and businesses in the communities of Midway Point, Smithton and Scottsdale will have access to services under the NBN and the Network Operations Centre is a crucial component of this rollout.”
As previously reported by ARNthe new NOC will manage network traffic, take service orders from retail providers, coordinate service installations and network maintenance.
Primus, Internode and iiNet have already signed up to deliver services to Tasmanians. Earlier this month, Primus announced retail pricing for its NBN services and iiNet has already signing customers up.
“Already, the Network Operations Centre has received its first batch of connection orders ahead of services starting next month,” Conroy stated. “I’m delighted to be back in Tasmania as we get closer to those first services coming online. Tasmanians will be the first in Australia to experience the benefits of the National Broadband Network.”
The Network Operations Centre will be operated by Opticomm, which has developed and delivered the electronics for the Stage 1 network rollout.
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