MEDIA RELEASE - More nbn jobs and new cyber security centre
to 700 new high-skill jobs will be created in the heart of Melbourne over the
next several years to support the Federal Government’s National Broadband
Network (nbn) including greater cyber protection, Minister for
Communications Mitch Fifield said.
addition to expanding its Network and Services Operations Centre (NSOC) in
Docklands, nbn is establishing a new Cyber Security Operations Centre –
the front line for defending the nbn against cyber-attack,” Minister
coming years, millions of Australians will be reliant on the nbn, so it
is vital that continued cyber security for this important infrastructure is
protected and in place at all times.
skilled technical specialists will be employed at the new 24-hour facility and
additional roles will be created in specialised ICT and engineering, as well as
technical support and administration,” Minister Fifield said.
Federal Government also welcomes the Victorian Government’s contribution to the
support of nbn jobs in Victoria.
recent years, nbn has established several facilities in Victoria
including the network’s nerve centre and equipment testing hub. The nbn
workforce based in Victoria currently stands at more than 2,300. nbn
also operates a customer service centre on the Gold Coast and its corporate
headquarters are based in Sydney.
the introduction of broadband over HFC and vectored VDSL services, the nbn
footprint is planned to double every year for the next three years. The
internal nbn workforce will grow in key skill areas including HFC engineering,
ICT operations and technical support as the network expands.
Australia, nbn predicts around 4,500 new construction jobs will be
created to support the scaled rollout of the nbn. This will see the current
project construction workforce doubled to around 9,000 workers.
company has recently embarked on one of Australia’s largest workforce training
initiatives to support a faster rollout. nbn is investing nearly $40
million over the next four years to drive skills-based training programs for
its new workforce.
nbn rollout is gathering pace in Victoria with the start of
fibre-to-the-node construction. This technology removes the need for in-home
rewiring and civil work on private property. This week the nbn will reach yet
another milestone, ticking over 1.5 million premises now in the network footprint.
nbn is on track to
complete the network by 2020. Within the next three years construction will
start to around 2.5 million Victoria homes and businesses.
Justine Sywak | 0448 448 487 | Justine.Sywak@communications.gov.au