Under Labor ----- Mike Quigley and HIS team at NBN
Built from scratch a company of close to 3000 people with all of the processes and systems which:-
a) Worked through the legislative programs that would be required to
deliver the statement of expectations of the Government together
with the necessary recommendations to assist in that process.
b) Delivered the Interim Satellite service on "time" and on "budget" –
to replace the dial up Satellite service that the LNP were
previously responsible for which I might add that the LNP were
happy to see continue being delivered by the private sector!
c) Built the Long Term Satellite solution that was on ""schedule"" and
on ""budget"" for services beginning in mid 2015 (now delayed under
the LNP) in I might add the face of the LNP's fierce opposition with
Malcolm Turnbull referring to it as ....the Rolls Royce of all
Satellite services and that we didn't need it because and wait for
this – because there was enough capacity in the private Satellite
market to service all of Australian's needs!
d) Contracted for, trialled and are rolling out a Fixed Wireless network on budget!
e) Delivering the National Transit Network to support all access
technologies, which is on budget and on schedule for completion by
f) Designed and delivered the OSS/BSS systems through to the production environment and commissioned to function at scale
g) Designed and delivered the National Test Facility and a Network
Operations Centre which is an important component of the National
h) Responsible for the successful development and launch of
a suite of Products covered by WBAs.
i) The successful negotiation
of the Telstra agreement for access to their pit and pipe
infrastructure that would avoid the requirement to duplicate
existing infrastructure nationally together with gaining access to
their dark fibre network which would over the lifecyle of the
project reduce capex expenditure together with progressively
allowing the project to meet its prescribed targets and timelines.
j) Completed the very technical finalisation of the SAU and were
awaiting from memory the sign off from the ACCC.
k) Reworked the
Fixed Wireless network to allow for the additional delivery of a
25Mbps speed tier component to that network.
l) Included additional
technology into both the Satellite and Fixed Wireless platforms to
allow for the delivery of a "minimum" 25Mbps to all users of those
m) Provided for the introduction of a 250Mbps 500Mbps and
1Gbps service to be delivered from December 2013 into the project's
deliverables.. (still unavailable under the LNP 2 years after taking
n) Included into the scope of the project the responsibility
for the Building of a Greenfields fibre capability which wasn't
part of the original project that can complete more than 30 new
developments a week, anywhere in the country.
o) Were building a
Customer Connect capability that had connected more than 100k end
users and which was rapidly growing the ability to deal with with
the exceptionally high take-up rates that were being experienced.
p) And finally, responsible for implementing and growing the
capability to build the LN/DN component of the Brownfields network
at a cost that preserved the integrity of NBN Co’s financial plan.
ALL THIS WAS DONE ON BUDGET and as Mike Quigley stated the initial
slippage in the initial volume rollout into the brownfields environment
see p) was being addressed with the private contractors having publicly
stated thier intention to deliver what it was they were contracted to
deliver not to mention Telstra accepting thier own complicity in
initially holding the project up by not allocating the appropriate