SYDNEY, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Master Equipment and Services Supply Agreement with nbn, (the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network) for the supply of Distribution Point Units (DPUs) and related services, with the likely commencement of supply during FY2018.
NetComm Wireless will supply nbn with 1-port and 4-port DPUs that have been specifically designed for the nbn Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) project. They will be installed in the telecommunications pits outside premises to connect fibre to the household's existing copper lines. This then allows nbn to remotely activate the service on request, offering convenience, speed and value. Whilst no particular unit volumes are contained in the Agreement we are of the view that this will be a material contract to NetComm Wireless, and will have a material impact on the Company's revenue in the coming financial years.Peter Ryan, Chief Network Engineering Officer at nbn said: " nbn is delighted to bring NetComm Wireless on board as our technology partner in making Fibre-to-the-Curb (FTTC) technology part of the nbn™ network. "We have tested FTTC over the last year and we're confident we can now deploy the technology in areas where it makes better sense from a customer experience, deployment efficiency and cost perspective. "Delivering FTTC will not only allow us to deliver speeds of up to 100/40Mbps using VDSL but will also allow us to offer even faster speeds in the future with some of the new technologies that are becoming available.