NBN Co LTE devices to be supplied by NetComm

19 Aug 2011

NBN Co, the Australian government-owned corporation tasked to design, build and operate the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN) awarded Ericsson the contract to build and operate its fixed-wireless broadband network, which will connect rural and regional households and businesses to a 2.3GHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. In June Ericsson was awarded the turnkey contract, initially for one year, that could be worth as much as AUD1.1 billion (USD1.15 billion) over ten years. Ericsson has now chosen NetComm to manufacture the customer premises equipment for the TD-LTE network it is rolling out to provide broadband coverage to around 4% of the population beyond the reach of NBN Co’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The deal will run for a three year period beginning in mid-2012 and will see NetComm provide fixed-wireless LTE devices to connect premises to the NBN Co’s LTE broadband network.

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