A four year planning and design contract worth around ‘up to’ $390 million has been signed by Telstra for NBN Co.
The contract value is the ‘estimated gross contract value’, and will be ‘subject to the rate of progress in the NBN rollout and the outcome of future price reviews under the terms of the contract.’
Telstra COO, Kate McKenzie explained that the contract meant ‘Telstra would prepare network plans and designs to support NBN Co’s multi-technology mix NBN rollout, including fibre to the node, fibre to the basement and fibre to the premises.’
McKenzie specifically said: “We’re pleased to have won this work in a competitive market and we look forward to working with NBN Co to help it prepare for the construction of the next phase of the NBN.”
But that’s not all - Telstra’s tendrils look set to travel even further through NBN Co than they are travelling already, with the Big T remaining ‘in discussion with NBN Co on the provision of construction and maintenance services by Telstra to NBN Co on commercial terms.’
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