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After announcing plans to build an NBN operations centre in Melbourne's Docklands area in July 2010, NBN Co has finally delivered the facility and more.
The network service and operations centre (NSOC) provides round-clock network monitoring for the National Broadband Network (NBN). It is part of the 400sqm office space NBN Co took up at Melbourne's Docklands area.
It includes a NBN testing facility for ISPs to trial their products before a rollout.
A number of people attended the launch event in Melbourne, including Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, and NBN Co chief, Mike Quigley.
Senator Conroy speaks to the crowd.
Senator Conroy with Quigley.
Senator Conroy and Quigley tour the facility together.
As part of the launch, NBN Co also unveiled the NBN Discovery Centre.
The facility allows visitors to experience the NBN first hand with various tools to showcase the capabilities of high-speed broadband.
NBN Co's lifted the curtains on the NBN demonstration truck as well.
The 23-tonne truck is a mobile version of the Discovery Centre. Decked out with TV screens and NBN-related equipment, it is expected to travel to 100 towns and cities in the next 12 months.
The latter is a 23tonne mobile version of the NBN Co Discovery Centre with outdoor displays and a mock-up of NBN equipment that would be installed in a home.
It is set to roll into more than 100 towns and cities across Australia in the next 12 months with Tasmania as the starting point.
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