NBN Co has reached agreement with Siemens Theiss joint venture Silcar to roll out its FTTH network over the next two years in Queensland, NSW and the ACT in a deal worth $380m.
Crown Fibre Holdings, the New Zealand Government company set up to joint venture with the private sector to roll out FTTH networks has received $NZ942m in the 2011 budget, completed the planned allocation of $NZ1.4b in Government funds.
The Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network - which has been charged with ongoing oversight of the project - is to inquire into legislation governing the rollout of the NBN FTTH network in greenfield sites.
A consortium of three companies - Universal Communications Group (UCG), Telcoinabox and Utilibill formed in 2009 - has completed the installation of an FTTH network to 900 'brownfield' homes in the Sanctuary Cove development on Queensland's Gold Coast.
NZ company Optical Network Engineering, in a submission to the Senate NBN enquiry, says the 100Mbps of the NBN's FTTH network won't be enough to satisfy future demand for 3D and HD video, and an RF channel should be added to the fibre.
Crown Fibre Holdings (CFH) - the New Zealand Government company set up to manage and invest in the country's FTTH network - has named three more bidders, including Telecom NZ, for 'priority negotiations' for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative.
In a deal that will precipitate its structural separation Telecom New Zealand has won the lion's share of Government contracts for the rollout of the Ultrafast Broadband Network that will deliver fibre to 75 percent of New Zealand homes by 2019.
Thirteen telecommunications service providers have indicated their interest in selling services on New Zealand's Ultra Fast Broadband Network, the equivalent of NBN Co's FTTH network in Australia.Crown Fibre Holdings, the Government company set up to manage rollout of the UFB has released the name of companies that have signed letters of intent to retail UFB services.