NBN Ready? Telstra, Optus, Internode Agree Trial Run
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Perth based iiNet is also included in the mix.

NBN Co has signed up12 retail service providers (RSP) to take part in customer trials, it said today.

It comes in the latest round of testing for the $36bn broadband rollout nationally. 

The ‘NBN ready’ companies signed up include Telstra, Optus, iiNet and Adelaide provider Internode and will be among the first to connect users to customers to the network, Internode said.

The NBN Co also said today it is on schedule for the next phase of testing due in September.

The providers and the NBN will run the ‘test site phase’ by running preliminary tests over the network and selecting a limited number of their existing customers to take part in the trial.

“This testing phase is a critical step in building the network, working with RSPs and integrating our operating systems as we aim to provide the best possible service when commercial services commence,” head of product development and sales, Jim Hassell.

There has already been trials in Tasmania since last year and other due to begin in Armidale, NSW n the near future.

Internode managing director Simon Hackett said Internode supported the NBN as the best way to future-proof communications in Australia for the next 50 years.

 

“Internode is very committed to the NBN and expects to engaged with NBN Co in every new service area on the day that each service area opens up in the future,” he said.