NBN Co gathering capability statements for partner selection

Company charged with rolling out the NBN asks vendors to state their FTTH capabilities

The company charged with rolling out the Federal Government's $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) has put out a request for capability statements to those vendors seeking to partner up for the infrastructure project.

In a statement on its interim website NBN Co said it was looking to hear from partners that had experience with Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.

It is also looking for those with a background with "related active equipment (Aggregation and Transmission Equipment) to support the deployment of a point-to-point and gigabit passive optical (GPON) network".

Written and electronic responses are due by December 21.

The official NBN Co website is due to be launched in January, but visitors can see basic information now on the interim site and also search for a job with the new entity.

The news from NBN Co comes as many in the industry attend various talk fests on the NBN and the migration to IPv6 at three conferences this week.

Late last week, it was also revealed Leighton Holdings-owned Nextgen Networks has won a contract to rollout backbone transmission points to 100 access points as part of the Regional Backbone Blackspots Program.

Check out a slideshow of where the backbone fibre will be laid.

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