NBN Co has recently announced progress in the hardware procurement process in rolling out the NBN. NBN Co proudly states that they are working with several Aussie businesses and trying to ensure local companies are supported while still delivering cost effective solutions in the rollout of the NBN.
“The six successful companies include two Australian-owned and operated companies – Madison Technologies and Warren & Brown.
They also include a partnership between a private Australian company Optimal and US company OFS as well as three international companies – Corning Cable Systems, TE Connectivity and 3M.
NBN Co estimates up to $150 million to be spent on in-premises gear over the next five years would be Australian-made.”