"The ARRIS portfolio of Products and Services are at the heart of many Broadband networks around the world, and we look forward to expanding our presence in the Asia Pacific region. We are delighted to be working with NBN Co at such an important stage in this initiative."
McClelland said the strategy was to rapidly upgrade and leverage the existing infrastructure.
"We think using HFC allows us to go much more quickly. Having said that I would think there will be variety of technologies being used over the next six years - being flexible with that choice makes an awful lot of sense.
"There's a perception that HFC is a second rate service. We are just re-iterating again that this is a world class broadband service.
"This is a big, long term strategic partnership. HFC is going to be one of the cornerstone technologies for broadband."
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