NBN Co has awarded a $170 million contract to Transfield Services to roll out fibre optic broadband in Sydney metropolitan and suburban areas.
The contract is valid for over two years, with two one-year options to renew. It also adds to the existing NBN construction work of the Theiss-Siemens joint venture Silcar in NSW, including parts of Sydney.
NBN Co Chief Operations Officer, Ralph Steffens said, “under the contract announced today the contractor will be responsible for the rollout of the passive network from the fibre access node (FAN) all the way to the box outside the home, making it ready to connect to the network when the occupants order a service from their chosen provider.”
Transfield is responsible for the rollout of the NBN in certain communities in Victoria.
The contract was awarded following a select tender process, and its value is within the Corporate Plan targets, NBN said.