Inside NBN's $32.5m 'nerve centre': photos

Inside NBN's $32.5m 'nerve centre': photos

Summary: The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has opened its Network Operations and Test Facility (NOTF), which it calls the "nerve centre" of the NBN. Take a walk with ZDNet Australia to see what the back end of Australia's biggest network will be like.


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  • (Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)

    With a long video wall, bright strip lighting, good ventilation, security cameras and waist-high drinks tables, the touring NBN Co truck could be the perfect party venue — although there's no word as to whether it will in fact be hired out for birthdays and buck's nights.

  • (Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)

    Coming to a paddock near you: NBN Co's expandable trailer will tour around 100 towns and cover 60,000 kilometres per year, taking the NBN road show to the residents it serves. Combined with broad interest in the new Discovery Centre, the truck is expected to put the NBN message in front of over 100,000 people per year.

  • (Credit: David Braue/ZDNet Australia)

    NBN Co's operations centre is located in Melbourne's new Docklands precinct, which has become popular with technology and media companies, and sits just west of the city's CBD.

Topics: Broadband, NBN, Tech Industry


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