Emerson network power wins $100 million contract for Australia’s broadband deployment


Emerson Network Power has been selected by the National Broadband Network Company (NBNCo) to design, supply, install and commission 10 network facilities centres across Australia as part of the rollout of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

The infrastructure project will play a key role in NBNCo’s plans to deliver a superfast broadband network that will deliver leading-edge broadband links to all Australian households and businesses. Emerson’s win was due to the breadth of its product portfolio as well as its ability to deliver the most cost-effective and energy-efficient infrastructure design for the facilities that will be based in mainland capital cities and function as equipment hubs, operational depots and training facilities.

Worth in excess of $100 million, the winning bid takes advantage of Emerson’s comprehensive product suite, including high-efficiency power systems (Trinergy and ASCO); Liebert precision cooling systems and SmartAisle optimisation; SiteScan infrastructure monitoring and management; and fully integrated, factory-tested modular housing systems. The products are complemented by Emerson’s in-house integration expertise, combining solution engineering, end-to-end project management, global supply chain and logistics, and site civil works (via partnerships with Silcar and Greenbox Architecture).

Ross Campbell, vice president Telecom Asia for Emerson Network Power and a seasoned campaigner in the Australian telecoms industry, said the scope of experience and technical depth that Emerson offers customers doesn’t exist anywhere else.

“Our approach reflects a dimension of our business that differentiates us – our ability to create integrated solutions that bring core IT and telecommunications components together,” said Campbell. “This capability will deliver tremendous value not only to NBNCo but also to the general public as beneficiaries of the technology, through efficiencies in network rollout and the highest levels of network performance.”


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