Feeds

NBN Co awards $879m in network rollout deals

Transfield and Lend Lease rocking Victoria and WA

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

Lend Lease and Transfield Services have secured coveted NBN Co fibre rollout contracts for Victoria and Western Australia worth collectively up to $AU879 million.

Lend Lease’s Syntheo JV with Service Stream has been awarded the WA portion of NBN Co’s rollout of passive fibre network over an initial two year period worth $AU174 million.

There is an option of a further two years with a potential total value of $AU484 million.

The contract involves the design and construction of the fibre access network across WA.

Lend Lease Group CEO and MD Steve McCann said “this project adds to our growing strength in Western Australia and positions the Group for future work in the telecommunications sector, both with NBN and other providers.”

Meanwhile in Victoria, Transfield Services has snared a two year, $AU133 million contract to design and construct NBN Co’s fibre optic network in Victoria over the next two years. The contract also has an optional two year extension taking the potential value up to $395 million. Work will commence in October 2011, subject to satisfaction of several conditions precedent.

In June 2011, Transfield Services completed the construction of the fibre optic network at one of the first release sites located in the southern New South Wales coastal communities of Minnamurra and Kiama Downs.

Transfield Services has also had recent luck with broadband infrastructure projects in New Zealand, securing NZ$462 million in contracts for its national Ultra Fast Broadband network. ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.