Victoria Broadband Provider Announced

Victoria Broadband Provider Announced

Victoria Minister for Manufacturing, Exports & Trade Richard Dalla-Riva

Victoria Gains Hi-Tech Manufacturing Investment Through Broadband Deal

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva has congratulated Victorian company Warren & Brown Technologies and Victorian-based Corning Cable Systems Australia on securing highly-coveted broadband contracts worth up to $1.3 Billion over the next five years.

Telecommunications product developer and manufacturer Warren & Brown Technologies and optical fibre and hardware manufacturer Corning Cable Systems Australia were two of three companies announced by NBN Co to deliver the NBN’s technical equipment needs.

 

“This is a fantastic outcome for Victoria with potentially $1.3 Billion of NBN Co’s $1.6 Billion of investment coming to our state over the next five years.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

“Warren & Brown will be NBN Co’s supplier for optical fibre distribution frames, subracks and ducting, with NBN Co investing up to $110 million over five years with an initial investment of $50 Million.”

Victorian-based company Corning Cable Systems Australia will also provide optical cable and hardware to the NBN Co, in a deal worth up to $1.2 billion over five years, with an initial investment of $400 Million.

“As a result of this investment, Corning Cable Systems Australia will create up to 400 new jobs and invest $25 Million into its Clayton facility.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

Warren & Brown Managing Director Neil Domelow said the company was proud to be awarded this opportunity and was thankful for the Victorian Government’s support in securing the contract.

“This is an important outcome for Victorian-based companies and sets forward the Victorian Government’s commitment to providing the support and the vision for the future.” Mr. Dalla-Riva said.

“We are committed to working closely with local industry on our promise to ensure there are future opportunities for Victorian companies with the National Broadband Network Project.”