NBN Co CEO, Mike Quigley said: “Fujitsu, and their construction partner Service Stream, will provide a managed service including network design, construction and installation works in new developments, working alongside NBN Co’s operations team to integrate with our business and operating systems.”
Service Stream had pre-empted NBN Co's announcement with one to the ASX revealing its contract with Fujitsu. Quigley added: "Since 1 January 2011 NBN Co has received more than 1,480 applications from developers of new estates, representing approximately 133,000 premises to be connected across Australia. 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 up to three years. NBN Co will work with developers to deploy fibre as and when it is needed.”
“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.” said Quigley.
Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said “In the last few years we have made significant local investments in building our network services capability and supporting infrastructure…The agreement with NBN Co represents a key milestone in our strategy to provide innovation and market leadership in all of our key solution areas including cloud services, applications services, managed services and IT outsourcing."