NBN Co seals $400m network kit contract

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has awarded electronic component firm TE Connectivity a $400 million contract to supply products for the NBN roll-out.

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has awarded electronic component firm TE Connectivity a $400 million contract to supply products for the NBN roll-out.

The company has scored a five-year contract with NBN Co, with a $100 million initial purchase commitment.

Among other things, TE Connectivity will supply patch cords, feeder cables, drop cables, multi-port terminals and other components to help build the National Broadband Network.

TE Connectivity and ADC have already supplied passive optical equipment for the first release sites. Following TE's acquisition of ADC in December 2010, TE will continue to provide equipment for the rest of the national roll-out.

"This is the final of four passive optical network equipment contracts that now completes the suite of components we need for the NBN fibre construction roll-out," said NBN Co's Head of Corporate Services Kevin Brown.