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3M secures major contract with Australia’s NBN

3M was recently awarded a multi-year contract to provide retro-fit cable pathways in support of Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). The national initiative will provide a new, wholesale-only, open access high-speed broadband network...


December 14, 2011  


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3M was recently awarded a multi-year contract to provide retro-fit cable pathways in support of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The national initiative will provide a new, wholesale-only, open access high-speed broadband network to all Australia residents. NBN estimates the contract to be worth US$20 million over five years.

The Australian government established NBN Co. Limited to design, build and operate the NBN. The company recently announced contracts with six companies, including 3M Australia, to provide equipment for installation in homes and businesses.

3M’s One Pass Fiber Pathway and One Pass Mini Fiber Pathway will be used to provide fiber connectivity to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) when residents and business owners order a service from their telecommunications providers.

Inside the living unit, the One Pass Mini Fiber Pathway connects to a hallway distribution cable at a point of entry location near the apartment door and is routed to a wall outlet positioned near an optical network terminal (ONT).