nbn and Western Sydney International Airport agreement a game changer


Australia’s broadband network is teaming with Australia’s new global gateway to help enable Western Sydney International Airport’s vision to be one of Australia’s most technologically advanced airports.

nbn and Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport have signed a Master Developer Agreement which will be a critical component of the site’s transformation into a high-tech transport and business hub.

nbn’s Executive General Manager of New Development Andrew Walsh said the deal will be a game changer for one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects – that’s why with any new development nbn should be part of the plan.

“This is about giving Western Sydney International Airport access to Australia’s biggest wholesale broadband network so it can best provide for its passengers, airline, air cargo and business park customers,” Mr Walsh said.

“The nbn network has become a must have for new developments around the country, whether it’s a subdivision with just a dozen or so blocks, or multi-billion projects like the airport.

Western Sydney International Airport CEO Simon Hickey said the airport partnered with nbn to deliver the best outcomes for its customers.

“Western Sydney International Airport is committed to being a world-class, digitally enabled airport with leading operational efficiency and this deal with nbn will help us to deliver that vision,” Mr Hickey said.

“Our airport, cargo and business precincts will create new opportunities and support thousands of jobs so it’s vital to ensure we have the best technology in place for a seamless experience whether you are flying, working or building a business from Western Sydney International Airport.”

The agreement is the latest partnership nbn has built in Western Sydney.

“We continue to work with Western Parkland City Authority to align our network investments with their masterplan to deliver the new Bradfield City Centre located in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis,” Mr Walsh said.

“There are 23 Business Fibre Zones in Western Sydney, where customers can access Enterprise Ethernet and its symmetrical upload and download speeds, data options close to 10Gbps and a 24/7 local support centre.

“The potential is enormous in Western Sydney, with its 625,000 new lots planned in coming years, more than all the other greenfield development across Australia.

“The recently launched product nbn® Smart Places will allow developers in Western Sydney to bring their smart places and smart cities visions to life with a simple product which uses the power of the nbn network.

“This is especially important for the development of smart properties, communities and cities, like the Western Parkland City and Bradfield City Centre.

“These innovative new connection devices enable the power of the nbn network to be delivered to demanding outdoor locations that just aren’t serviceable using standard equipment.

“This can provide broadband for things like traffic lights, CCTV, Smart Poles, digital billboards and public Wi-Fi – nbn Smart Places could be the solution.”

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