The two year deal (with options to extend) is expected to include more than 100 kilometres of 96 core fibre optic cable for roll out before the end of 2004.
The contract is significant for both companies with fibre optic cable set to form the underlying infrastructure for Brisbane City’s vision for high speed and dependable communications.
“This contract comes 12 months after we first began talks, to understand BCW’s vision for the city’s communications solutions,” said John Hunt, Managing Director of MOX Products. “By working to understand our customer’s needs and their long term vision, we have been able to offer a very competitive solution.”
Commenting on the project, Peter Hosmer, Manager for Signals and Traffic, Brisbane City Works Construction, said, “The project and its deployment of leading edge technologies represents a continuing advancement of Brisbane’s communications infrastructure.”
Mr Hunt said, “This contract has allowed MOX Products to secure a long term relationship with Brisbane City Council, and one that I am confident will return considerable benefits to both organisations. The contract also has given us a foothold into the Australian communications market and provides a platform to replicate the success we have enjoyed in China.”