In a project that will span four years (with options for extensions) Visionstream has been awarded three work packages comprising the Passive Fibre Network Construction, Field Services Delivery and Network Augmentation and Restoration to bring high speed, fibre optic broadband to Tasmania.

Peter McGrath, Managing Director of Visionstream, said “We are thrilled to have secured this important and exciting contract to deliver broadband to Tasmania. Visionstream is looking forward to building a long term, sustainable presence in Tasmania and create a substantial number of new employment opportunities for Tasmanians using local skills and talent.”

This latest contract complements Visionstream’s existing contracts to build NBN’s Transit Network and the construction of the fixed wireless network.

Since July 2011, Visionstream has secured more than $750 million of work including NBN contracts to provide better broadband access to communities across Australia.

“Visionstream is a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure delivery and operations services. We bring seventeen years of national and international experience in innovative customer-centric integrated design, construction, operation and maintenance services with telecommunications networks and we look forward to delivering NBN benefits to the communities of Tasmania.

“We are continuing to secure significant national contracts and customers across all ICT (Information Communications Technology) and telecommunications areas and the NBN Tasmania contract is another that will set Visionstream and our Telecommunications business as Australia’s premier specialist ICT provider,” said Mr McGrath.

Visionstream’s project construction for NBN Tasmania is set to commence within the next few months with the team currently mobilising and undertaking design and surveying.