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NBN Co picks Fujitsu to roll out fibre in new estates

NBN Co picks Fujitsu to roll out fibre in new estates

The initial value of the deal is worth $100 million over 12 months

Fujitsu has been named NBN Co’s prime alliance partner for laying out fibre for the National Broadband Network (NBN) to new development areas in a deal worth over $100 million.

The IT vendor and service provider has teamed up with construction firm, ServiceStream, for its new role.

NBN Co said Fujitsu was picked for its “capacity and scale of operations”. NBN Co requires its partner to rapidly deploy fibre to multiple discrete locations across Australia.

Fujitsu will manage the design, construction and associated works for fibre rollout to new development areas.

According to the government-funded company, it has received 1480 applications from developers of new estate representing around 133,000 premises that want to be connected to the NBN since the beginning of the year.

“These applications are submitted for individual stages of developments, but due to different construction timeframes and housing demand, fibre deployment will be spread over a period of three years,” NBN Co CEO, Mike Quigley, said in a statement.

“… Our partnership with Fujitsu is a key milestone for NBN Co as it allows us to start deploying fibre into these new developments across the country concurrently.”

In April, rollout of the NBN suffered a setback with NBN Co suspending the network’s construction tenders after failing to reach an agreement over pricing with construction companies despite four rounds of negotiations.

Yesterday, NBN Co revealed it had selected Citrix as its desktop virtualisation provider.


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