NBN Co starts ICT channel program pilot

Wednesday 6 December 2017 | 11:23 CET | News
NBN Co, the company building Australia's national wholesale broadband access network, has launches a pilot program to provide training and accreditation for service providers and consultants which support businesses connecting to the NBN broadband access network. According to NBN Co, the new program aims to provide the ICT industry with tailored information about the steps businesses need to take when connecting to the NBN access network as well as a suite of additional support services to assist with the migration process. 

The pilot officially is carried out in cooperation with Cisco distributor Westcon Comstor, IT support franchise Computer Troubleshooters Australia as well as phone and internet providers Telstra and Vocus. The full partner program is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018. NBN Co’s ICT channel program aims to provide training and accreditation, with targeted online training and assessment set to equip service providers and consultants with an understanding of how to connect to the NBN access network. The programme will also offer centralised information and knowledge, via a new portal to provide specialised information to participating consultants and service providers on new technologies, training courses and updates on NBN Co’s wholesale product and rollout updates.

ICT channel program participants will also receive additional support provided to participating ICT professionals including dedicated contact centre support, channel management resources and system architecture advice on the NBN access network; and phone and internet provider support, including access to participating retailers that can provide pre-sales advice, access to additional business grade solutions and assist with lead management for ICT and IT consultants.

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