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The National Broadband Network Project (NBN) is the most significant communications project ever undertaken in Australia and the largest infrastructure project in Australian history. It will transform Australia’s broadband landscape.
NBN Co Limited is the government corporation responsible for rolling out the NBN in Australia. Corrs has been one of the primary legal services providers to NBN Co since its inception.
One of the most critical components to the NBN’s successful roll out Australia wide was an extensive evaluation and negotiation process that saw IBM, Accenture and Alcatel Lucent appointed to supply business and operational software support systems.
Corrs advised NBN Co and was involved in the procurement, negotiation and structuring aspects of this major systems integration project.
The contractual structure of the arrangement was highly complex, and Corrs was able to bring its extensive knowledge of telecommunications networks and the associated technology to negotiate a risk sharing model with which all parties were comfortable.