Australian telco SES to join NBN in Telstra’s ‘digital divide’
Telstra has announced it will join the NBN in the next four years.
The Australian telcos largest competitor, Optus, will join in 2021.
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This will be the largest and most advanced rollout of its kind.
“This will be Telstra at its best,” Telstra CEO Mike Quigley said.
“We will have the best technology at our disposal to deliver this.”
He said the NBN was a great platform for telcos and that he wanted to be part of the future.
“I’m very excited to be a part of this, it is a fantastic opportunity,” Mr Quigleys statement read.
“The NBN will provide a world class customer experience across all our services.” “
Mr Quiggley said Telstra was committed to the NBN and that the NBN would be “a great opportunity for all Australians”. “
The NBN will provide a world class customer experience across all our services.”
Mr Quiggley said Telstra was committed to the NBN and that the NBN would be “a great opportunity for all Australians”.
Mr Quiggs statement added that Telstra and Optus were excited to build on the NBN’s success, and were committed to continuing to innovate and grow.
Mr Quiggle said the rollout of the NBN, which was rolled out from 2017 to 2020, had delivered better outcomes than previous plans.
He said that in the years since then, “more Australians have access to high speed internet than ever before.”
Mr Qiggs also announced the rollout would be extended from November 2021 to December 2021.
Mr Zawistowski said the changes to the company’s business and workforce would continue, with about 1,000 jobs in the pipeline.
“Over the next five years, our workforce will grow by more than 40 per cent,” he said.
Telstra said it had a “strong” relationship with Optus and the NBN.
The company said it was “confident” that Optus would continue to provide high-quality services to its customers.
The Telstra announcement comes ahead of a review of the rollout by NBN Co into how to deliver the NBN on a regional basis, and will be followed by a final report from the government later this year.
It comes after the NBN Co completed its third review of its rollout in six years last month, following an interim report released in March 2017.
NBN Co chief executive Mike Quiggleys statement on the rollout was in line with previous announcements, and reflected the company continuing to work closely with Telstra, Optis and other telcos.
Mr Qiggley also revealed that Telcos planned to use its existing fibre-to-the-node technology and “build a network that delivers a high level of speed, and reliability”.
“The benefits of the technology we have today are clear, we can deliver the speeds we need today, we are building a network with a high quality of service,” Mr Zowistowski told reporters.
NBN Co is in the midst of a major review of all aspects of the network, including how to best support regional networks. “
That’s why I’ve said to Telstra we’re looking forward to working together to make sure the new NBN delivers the benefits we promised.”
NBN Co is in the midst of a major review of all aspects of the network, including how to best support regional networks.
This review is being led by former Communications Minister Kevin Andrews, and includes the NBN CEO, Stephen Quigle.
The review is due to conclude in December 2021 and will give the NBN a new headcount, and an assessment of its overall performance.
NBNCo is now seeking to identify a new CEO to lead the NBN before the review concludes.
“It is my intention to appoint an independent CEO to be appointed by the Minister for the NBN,” Mr Andrews said.
The Minister for communications and communications technology, Malcolm Turnbull, told the ABC’s Insiders program last week that the new CEO would be chosen at a future date.
“If it’s the right person, we’ll put it in place in a matter of weeks,” Mr Turnbull said.
NBN CEO to report to Parliament by the end of the year Mr Zunistowski also said the company had “a strong relationship” with Telcos Optus.
The NBN will also provide a “digital divide” between regional and national broadband, Mr Zzunistow said. “
They’ve been very clear about their commitment to deliver a worldclass NBN service and we’ll continue to work with them.”
The NBN will also provide a “digital divide” between regional and national broadband, Mr Zzunistow said.
This includes the need for NBN