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NBN Co has signed a new service agreement with Australian company Universal Communications Group Limited (UCG) to connect single-dwelling units to the NBN fibre network in Tasmania, New South Wales and the ACT.

These connections will be performed as “bulk drops” – connecting the fibre optic cables that have already been installed in the street to the wall of the premise.

UCG has been connecting multi-dwelling units to the NBN directly for NBN Co since 2012. The contract further cements UCG’s relationship with the Australian NBN Co.

UCG CEO Ralf Luna, said: “The new contract extends UCG’s capability to single-dwelling units predominantly private households.”

“We are particularly proud of our Tasmanian operations. We’ve been active in the state since 1995 and this new contract will allow us to more than double our workforce from the current number of around 105 by employing local people and engaging local businesses,” he said.

The company has been engaged to manage this growing area of work for NBN Co, principally for the already-deployed network.

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow, said: “Our job is to enable every home and business in Australia to connect to the NBN. But there is a significant backlog of premises passed by fibre that are not yet serviceable. UCG has the skills and expertise to help make these homes and businesses NBN-ready. Their work will mean more people will be able to experience the benefits of fast broadband sooner.”

UCG is a specialist multi-dwelling unit design & construction provider with experience in delivering high volume, telecommunications deployments across a variety of technologies.

About Universal Communications Group
UCG is one of Australia’s leading suppliers of a wide range of telecommunications services. For over 15 years, it has provided innovative fulfilment solutions to the telecommunications sector and has established a reputation for performance, quality and reliability.