NBN Build Limited to Two Network Vendors

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Networking equipment suppliers for the National Broadband Network (NBN) build will be restricted to just two primary vendors, according to NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley.

Mike Quigley 
Mike Quigley
Quigley also said that operating and billing systems to support the NBN would most likely be awarded to one vendor, while civil construction would be awarded to several prime contractors.

A major battle for survival is set to take place over the coming three years between optical network equipment providers Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks and NEC.

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