NBN Co. ramps up Australia broadband network buildout

NBN Co. has made another step forward with the National Broadband Network (NBN) by developing a program to begin building out its network in every part of Australia.

Part of this construction will be conducted by Syntheo, a joint venture between Lend Lease Group and telecommunications and utilities builder and manager Service Stream, to build out fiber network infrastructure in South Australia and the Northern Territory (NT).

This $145 million deal is Syntheo's second network roll out deal with NBN. It had previously been selected to build out the network infrastructure in Western Australia.

"This contract completes the picture for the NBN as we are now in a position to start rolling out the National Broadband Network in every state and territory across Australia," said Dan Flemming, NBN Co's Head of Construction. "In fact, work in South Australia and the NT is already underway."

From all accounts, NBN's network build out plan seems to be on track. In October, the service provider named 28 new locations where the fiber network will be built out over the next year and others where it has already started.

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