Warren & Brown Technologies joins University of Melbourne (IBES) team

Wednesday, 26 May, 2010

Australian-owned telecommunications product developer and manufacturer Warren & Brown Technologies (WBT) has become the latest company to join the Industry Partner Program at the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES).

As a wholly owned and operated Victorian business, and with many years' experience supporting innovation in telecoms markets, WBT will sponsor and supply IBES with passive network hardware including optical fibre patchcords, subracks, wallboxes and ducting required to support the IBES research and development programs.

The Managing Director of WBT, Neil Domelow, said, “WBT is very pleased to be a part of the well-qualified gathering of companies supporting IBES activities. We look forward to contributing to the best of our ability.”

The partnering agreement signed by WBT and IBES emphasises the importance for continued investment in local research, development and manufacturing in Victoria,” said Domelow.

“As an Australian-owned company, we want to position ourselves at the forefront of broadband technologies involved in delivering high-speed broadband to all Australians.”

Laureate Professor Rod Tucker, Director of IBES, said, “We are delighted that local companies are supporting the research efforts at IBES.

“WBT’s contribution is central to the operations of the IBES Test Bed, which we look forward to launching in the coming months.”

Warren & Brown Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of optical fibre management hardware and accessories. WBT is a supplier to carrier, data centre and FTTH markets in Australia and worldwide.

IBES is a cross-disciplinary research institute at the University of Melbourne dedicated to products, services and innovations that maximise the benefit of new broadband technologies to Australian society. The institute’s activities cover a wide range of fields including content creation and delivery, delivery of remote health services and education, social networking, entertainment and broadband.

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