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F2 Optus HFC Subscriber Agreement

On 23 June 2011, NBN Co executed an agreement with Singtel Optus Pty Ltd and other Optus entities (Optus) (the 2011 Optus HFC Subscriber Agreement).

On 19 July 2012, the ACCC published a final determination granting authorisation of the 2011 Optus HFC Subscriber Agreement.

Under the terms of the 2011 Optus HFC Subscriber Agreement:

  • Optus agreed to progressively migrate HFC customers to the nbn™ access network as it is rolled out. Optus agreed to a fixed-line network preference in favour of NBN Co for residential and small business customers served by Optus’ HFC network.
  • NBN Co agreed to make progressive payments to Optus based on the actual number of customers that migrate from its HFC network to the nbn™ access network.

On 14 December 2014, NBN Co and Optus announced they had signed agreements (the Revised HFC Subscriber Agreement) amending the 2011 Optus HFC Subscriber Agreement. On 19 September 2015, all of the conditions precedent to the Revised HFC Subscriber Agreement with Optus were satisfied.

The Revised HFC Subscriber Agreement provides NBN Co with the option to acquire elements of Optus’ HFC network where it is efficient and/or cost effective to do so, as part of the overall design and implementation of the MTM rollout.

The Revised HFC Subscriber Agreement continues to require Optus to progressively migrate HFC customers to the nbn™ access network as it is rolled out.

Payments to Optus for the migration of customers to the nbn™ access network are expensed as incurred.