Ericsson seals $1bn Australian national broadband wireless deal

NBN Co has selected network equipment maker Ericsson to build the fixed wireless portion of the new network in a deal worth $1.1 billion over 10 years.Ericsson will supply a range of radio gear to build an LTE-based, fixed-wireless network that will supply broadband services with minimum peak speeds of 12 megabits per second to 4 per cent of the population outside the NBN’s 93 per cent fibre footprint. The remaining 3 per cent of premises will be served by next-generation satellite services.To read this report in The Australian in full, see:
www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/ericsson-seals-1bn-nbn-wireless-deal/story-fn4htb9o-1226067115500Also see:Contracts awarded for NBN construction
NBN Co has chosen Ericsson to supply wireless broadband services in remote areas for the National Broadband Network.It has announced a $1.1 billion, 10-year contract with Ericsson to design, build and operate a 4G fixed-wireless network for the 7 per cent of Australia that will not be served by the fibre-optic network.
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/01/3232726.htm

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