Global Switch bags $3 million NBN Co contract

Global Switch’s Sydney facility, one of Australia’s largest datacenters, has bagged $3 million contract for housing Federal Government-funded telco NBN Co’s hardware and software systems.

NBN Co was in search of a facility to install hardware equipment to run its potential mainland network, which could start offering services sometime in early 2011.

The announced $3 million contract could be expanded further as the NBN Co’s network grows.

Kevin Brown, head of corporate services at NBN Co, said that the facilities need to be well-run, secure and environmentally friendly.

Commenting on the topic, Mr. Brown said, "Being a start-up, we can ensure that the hosting of all our hardware and software is done cost effectively and can be up-scaled as we grow.”

Global Switch, which is owned by Reuben Brothers, boasts of impressive number of clients, both private as well as public sector. The Department of Defence and the tax office are a few to name.

NBN Co is a government-owned company established with a purpose to build and operate a national wholesale fibre optic broadband network.