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Recognising nbn’s valued partners and suppliers

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The nbn Supplier Summit and Awards acknowledge the valued partners and suppliers helping nbn lift the digital capability of Australia.

At nbn, we know the work we are doing to help lift the digital capability of Australia is bigger than just us.

We pride ourselves on proactive relationship management, long-term stakeholder engagement and partnerships across industry, community and government that deliver social and economic benefits to the Australian community.

And among those playing an important part in our success story, helping us to create a network that’s made for more, are our partners and suppliers.

Recognising our partners and suppliers

After pausing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nbn Supplier Summit and Awards recently returned for the first time since 2019 to recognise and thank nbn’s valued partners and suppliers.

Awards were presented across nine categories to recognise the key role suppliers play in enabling the build and operation of the nbn network, and in delivering on our company’s purpose and strategy.

We acknowledge and congratulate the deserving winners and nominees.

Customer Experience Award

With customers at the centre of everything we do, this award recognises suppliers exceeding expectations in delivering value to homes and businesses across Australia.

Winner: Ventia

Runner up:
Service Stream

Felicity Ross, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at nbn, with Mark Ralston from Ventia

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award

With nbn’s focus on creating a culture that seeks and celebrates diversity and provides equitable opportunities for all, this award focuses on our suppliers having a strong DEI strategy and showing delivery against it.

Winner: Downer EDI Engineering

Runner up: Ventia

Sally Kincaid, Chief People and Culture Officer at nbn, with Jim Kafanelis from Downer EDI Engineering

Protected Environment Award

Aligning with nbn’s approach to sustainability, this award focuses on programs that reduce emissions, address climate risks, and use circular economy principles to support a more sustainable business, network and low carbon Australia.

Sally Kincaid, Chief People and Culture Officer at nbn, with James Rando from Prysmian Australia

Safe Work Culture Award

Coupled with collaboration and innovation within industry, creating a safe environment for workers and the community was key to securing this award.

Winner: Ventia

Runner up: Service Stream

Dion Ljubanovic, Executive General Manager, Build at nbn, with Joshua van der Heiden from Ventia

Excellence in Regional Australia Award

Reflecting our commitment to regional and remote Australia, this award is about enabling communities through access to Australia’s digital economy, and pushing nbn’s Fixed Wireless and satellite services to do more.

Shannon Fisher from IPSTAR Australia and Jason Ashton, Executive General Manager, Fixed Wireless and Satellite at nbn

Liakukana Award

The cornerstone of the Liakukana award was establishing engagement and connection with First Peoples’ cultures and supporting nbn’s vision for reconciliation and aspirations for digital inclusion.

Darryl Clarke from Easyweb Digital and Jane van Beelen, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at nbn

Jane van Beelen, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at nbn, and Peter Andreopoulos from Fulton Hogan Utilities

Innovation Award

Celebrating those delivering brilliant outcomes through innovation, this award recognises continuous improvement to the way we work, and inventive new technologies, tools and platforms that build network resilience and enhance customer experience.

Winner: Decon Technologies

Runner up: Ericsson

Philip Knox, Chief Financial Officer at nbn, and Andrew Cowper from Decon Technologies

Extraordinary Project of the Year Award

From delivering reliable, fast and secure broadband, to minimising technological complexity and reducing cost to build, this award also recognises where suppliers and partners step in to support our communities and enable resilience in times of uncertainty.

Winner: Infosys Technologies

Runner up: Easyweb Digital

John Parkin, Chief Engineering Officer at nbn, and Gaurav Gopal and Shuddhashil Dey from Infosys Technologies

Supplier of the Year Award

Determined by nbn’s Executive Committee, the recipient of this award has had the biggest impact on our success, helping create an nbn that is truly made for more, and that delivers for all of Australia.

Winner: Nokia

Stephen Rue, CEO at nbn, and Andrew Cope from Nokia

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