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  • CIMIC Group (CIM) investee Ventia Group secures $400 million contract with NBN Co
  • The 2.5-year deal with Ventia’s Visionstream Australia telecommunications business supports NBN’s plans to extend fibre deeper into communities
  • It will provide around eight million premises on the fixed-line network with access to NBN’s highest wholesale speed tiers by 2023
  • Works under the contract will be delivered throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, starting immediately
  • Shares in CIMIC Group are up by one per cent, trading at $19.79 each at 3:34 pm AEST

CIMIC Group (CIM) investee Ventia Group has been awarded a $400 million contract with NBN Co.

The deal with Ventia’s Visionstream Australia telecommunications business will span 2.5 years and supports NBN’s plans to extend fibre deeper into communities.

Ultimately, CIMIC said works carried out under the contract would make NBN’s highest wholesale speed tiers available to around eight million premises — or up to 75 per cent of homes and businesses on the fixed line network — by 2023.

Further, the program is geared to continue NBN Co’s rollout of fibre, meaning eligible premises that are already connected via fibre-to-the-node technology will progressively gain access to fibre-to-the-premises technology.

Commenting on the deal, Ventia Group CEO Dean Banks said the company was proud to extend its long-term relationship with NBN Co.

“We will be using our knowledge of the nbnTM network — combined with our extensive experience managing other large-scale telecommunication network build and maintenance programs — to continue supporting the delivery of improved digital connectivity for our communities,” he said.

The contracted activities are planned for delivery throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and will commence immediately.

Shares in CIMIC Group were up by one per cent to trade at $19.79 each at 3:34 pm AEST.

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