Nokia Siemens Networks to enable Australia's super fast broadband
NBN Co selects equipment and services leader to deploy country's largest optical data transmission infrastructure
Australia's NBN network is planned to provide broadband speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) initially and 1 gigabits per second (Gbps) in the future to nearly 93% of Australian homes, schools and workplaces.
"Nokia Siemens Networks is a high-quality global and local supplier of equipment and services. Their proven track record in Australia, utilizing local expertise combined with global capability, is a sound starting point in the future of our partnership," said Kevin Brown, head of Corporate Services, NBN Co Ltd.
"NBN Co wants to build a super fast broadband network to cater to the current and future network traffic demands," said Kalevi Kostiainen, head of Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Siemens Networks. "We are committed to providing the best combination of a world-class optical transmission with local expertise that will provide advanced digital services to the entire nation."
Under the scope of the frame agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will supply its DWDM equipment and management systems. The company will also provide related services including design, logistics, installation, commissioning, local pre-deployment system testing and care.
NBN Co's transmission network requires connectivity at 10, 40 and 100 Gbps. The network building stage of the project will span for ten years with the bulk of the optical transmission network being rolled out in the first three years.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com