Tasmania's NBN gets GM

Tasmania's NBN gets GM

Summary: NBN Tasmania Limited, the state's last mile fibre operator, has appointed long-time Telstra staffer Adrian Inch as its general manager.

TOPICS: NBN, Broadband

in brief NBN Tasmania Limited, the state's last mile fibre operator, has appointed Adrian Inch as its general manager.

Tasmania NBN Co logo

Tasmania NBN Co logo
(Credit: Tasmania NBN Co)

Inch will report to executive chairman and fellow former Acacia executive, Doug Campbell, and will be responsible for the roll-out and operation of the fibre network.

Inch, who will be based in Hobart, has been transferred to the Tasmania NBN Co from its parent company, the NBN Co, where he has served as a senior architect, according to a statement by the company.

"Adrian brings to NBN Tasmania deep experience in telecommunications particularly in managing large scale infrastructure projects," said Campbell.

Inch had also served as a senior project manager at Telstra, where he worked for 18 years, and has been a general manager for an IBM-Telstra joint venture. Like Campbell, he was also involved in the Acacia bid for the NBN.

The state has forged ahead with its roll-out in spite of current uncertainties over the telecommunications legislation that would pave the way for Telstra's separation and kick start the mainland's deployment.

Topics: NBN, Broadband

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  • Who cares!!

    What a joke
  • We do

    We care and you are the joke.
  • Voters and taxpayers are not fools.

    It is a joke and WE care as the 43billion dollars spent on a white elephant will be a brick around the Australian taxpayers neck for many years.
  • Australians care!

    I CARE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIA! And I will not stand by and let Telstra hold us to ransom again! While the rest of the world thrives with high speed internet and unlimited data, I am still on a 1.5Mbps connection.

    The shareholders only care about their wallets. And we all know that money is the root of all evil.