NBN Co picks Primus Australia for fixed voice software tests

9 May 2012

NBN Co, the public-private company overseeing the construction and management of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has revealed that it has selected Primus Telecom (Australia) to test software which is ‘designed to make it easier for any telecommunications or internet service provider to offer traditional analogue telephone services to consumers and businesses using the fibre network’. With the tests due to run for a four-week period, it was noted that Primus had been selected by NBN Co following a call for expressions of interest from retail service providers which wanted to participate in the software trials. Commenting on the development, NBN Co chief operating officer, Ralph Steffens, said: ‘By undertaking these tests we want to ensure it is easy for retail service providers to offer their customers the services they are familiar with using the equipment they already have’.

Australia, NBN Co, Primus Telecom (Australia)