Federal Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, has launched a new fibre optic technology to be used in the NBN rollout in New South Wales.
The technology is made at Prysmian’s manufacturing facility in Dee Why, a company which has already supplied more than five million kilometres of fibre optic cable to the NBN network.
‘Today’s launch is a great example of innovation in the telecommunications industry, leading to new product offerings and greater efficiencies, which will ultimately improve outcomes for consumers,” Mr Fifield said.
‘The Coalition Government is committed to using the most appropriate technology to deliver the NBN sooner and at least cost to taxpayers and we welcome the development of new product offerings in the industry.
‘The NBN rollout is ramping up in New South Wales with more than 603,000 homes and businesses now able to order an nbn service and nearly 260,000 homes and businesses already connected’.”
NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts, said, ‘We are pleased Prysmian has based its leading-edge manufacturing facility in New South Wales and is focused on the local manufacturing of cabling for the NBN multi-technology mix rollout’.
Prysmian is a global manufacturer of electric power transmission and telecommunications cables and systems. In 2015, Prysmian was awarded NBN Supplier of the Year.