Canberra-based telco TransACT has selected Alcatel-Lucent to complete a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout to new greenfield sites in Canberra. The network will cover 1,000 premises and an anticipated population of 2,500 people by 2013. After a highly competitive tender process, involving eight other vendors, Alcatel-Lucent was chosen as the preferred technology provider. The first network project will be in Forde, a new suburb in Gungahlin, Canberra. Residents will receive broadband speeds of up to 30Mbps, subscription television with real-time video-on-demand and unlimited free local calls to over 30,000 other TransACT phone customers, as well as competitive national and international call rates.