Project Bennelong

Microwave Back Haul Upgrade – Vodafone and Optus 3G
Project Overview


Vodafone in JV with Optus required a major transmission upgrade (400+ links and capacity for 2G and 3G) to accommodate additional traffic requirements with the introduction of it new 3G RAN network. Adnexus delivered a significant component of the overall upgrade in NSW and VIC utilising teams of technicians and riggers.Adnexus also provide local state based warehousing for all new and recovered equipment.

Services Provided


Adnexus provided I&C and deployment services for point to point microwave upgrade works. We project managed site access, equipment delivery, training, technical installation, commissioning activities, traffic migration, live old for new link cut overs reporting ,testing and recovery of redundant hardware.

Specifically we worked with legacy Nokia, MiTec, Codan links and replaced it with like for like Ericsson Minilink E (PDH) and HC (SDH), and Ultra-Compaq optical multiplexors. Completed numerous E1 expansion builds.



  • 400+ PDH/SDH microwave link upgrades
  • 300+ Hot Cut overs
  • Install and commission of Optical Multiplexors
  • Capacity expansion jumpering E1s
  • Zero roll backs

Adnexus had zero roll backs during this project and a 100% delivery hit rate allowing project stockholders to maintain effective run rates. This is a clear result from our industry leading technical expertise in the point to point link space

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