However, that doesn’t mean that it will automatically be in line to pick up the job of providing key construction services. “We do want a competitive landscape and there is no intention at all to give Telstra the entire fibre-to-the-node planning, design, construction and operations work,” Mr Morrow told the AFR. “The general intent is to have multiple suppliers and not have any one we’re locked into.
Telstra is currently involved in a Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) pilot, rolling out 1000 nodes across Queensland and New South Wales in a process designed to serve as a precursor to the larger integration of the technology into the NBN.
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