In a deal worth of AU$38 million, the networking vendor giant Cisco announced that it has beat Alcatel-Lucent for the five year contract and will supply routers and firewalls to NBN Co. The company will provide multi-protocol layer switching on Cisco routers and firewalls. The technology will help NBN Co staff to monitor the fibre, fixed-wireless and satellite network and the equipment will support Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS).
“This equipment will enable communication between NBN Co’s centralised operational staff and IT systems with the fibre, fixed wireless and satellite equipment situated at various locations across Australia. The remote control of this equipment, via the NCN, will allow new services to be activated, and faults to be diagnosed and repaired quickly and efficiently across Australia,” NBN Co’s Executive General Manager of Network Architecture and Technology Tony Cross said in a statement.