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Downer wins Telstra 5G construction contract

Telstra has awarded Downer a new field services contract worth around $330 million over a maximum term of five years.

Telstra has awarded Downer a new field services contract worth around $330 million over a maximum term of five years.

As part of the contract, Downer will provide services including network asset relocations, wideband business services, facilities design and construction activities including Telepower and building upgrades.

The company will also help to continue Telstra’s 5G mobile rollout.

Downer is a provider of fixed and wireless network services in Australia and New Zealand and one of the largest constructors of telecommunications carrier networks.

The activities will be delivered across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

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The contract begins in January 2021 with an initial four-year term, with one extension option of up to one year.

Downer Chief Executive Officer Grant Fenn said Downer was very pleased to be extending its relationship with Telstra.

“Downer has been working closely with Telstra for over a decade and we have earned a reputation as a high-quality contractor trusted for our delivery excellence,” Fenn said.

“Downer is proud of our involvement in the Field Optimisation initiative assisting Telstra as it simplifies its business. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Telstra and transitioning into the new Field Services contract.”

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