This significant contract is expected to be worth $120 million over three years with an optional two year extension and will see Visionstream integrating various Wideband, wireless LAN and DDN associated technologies within Telstra’s Australian network.

Hamish Tyrwhitt, Chief Executive Officer of Leighton Holdings Limited, said that the Leighton Group was continuing to invest in and grow its telecommunications contracting competency.

“With significant opportunities continuing to emerge in this market, the Leighton Group is well positioned to continue to support the industry and the role out of key telecommunications infrastructure throughout the nations of Australia and New Zealand” Mr Tyrwhitt said.

Allan Bradford, Visionstream General Manager, said “Visionstream has a long and successful relationship with Telstra and we are very pleased to be able to continue delivering high-quality service and expertise through this contract renewal.”

“The Wideband Project has been delivering telecommunications services nationally for Telstra’s government, business and wholesale customers since 2004,” Mr Bradford said.

Actioning in excess of 300 work orders per month, Visionstream has been installing pit and pipe, performing street and in-building cable hauls, installing racks of equipment in telephone exchanges and customers’ premises, managing building owner access and permissions, council authorisations, and environmental and heritage searches.

The products delivered comprise all types of technologies with bandwidths commencing at two megabits per second, up to many gigabits per second. These products facilitate ISDN voice and data, and a range of other high-speed data applications. The technologies can utilise different communication protocols, such as SDH, PDH and IP to connect the customer’s services to the greater telecommunications network.

“Visionstream is very proud of the quality of service delivered to Telstra and looks forward to another successful three years,” Mr Bradford said. “