The Australian Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is expecting to launch its Business Satellite Service in the first half of 2019 with trials beginning in late 2018.
NBN plans to offer two categories of business-focused satellite products which will employ the two Sky Muster satellites which are already used to provide broadband services to households in remote areas. These satellites were launched in October 2015 and October 2016 and the new services are not expected to interfere with residential services.
The products service providers will be able to resell to businesses are:
- Broadband internet
Designed for businesses requiring more broadband data, higher speeds and business-grade service levels
- Bandwidth services
Designed for businesses with more complex networking requirements including wide-area network connections to multiple locations.
The new Business Satellite services are designed with more complex networking requirements including wide-area network connections to multiple locations. Australian businesses should therefore be able to tap into more broadband data with higher speeds and business-grade service levels.
Businesses will have customisable services with options for voice and mobility, and varying levels of support as well as 24/7 support and a full service management suite with new wholesaler plans.
Initially, the NBN Business Satellite Service will only be made available to businesses in remote locations, away from the Eastern seaboard before being made available to all businesses.
To find out if NBN is available at your address, visit the NBN Co website.
For information on connecting to the service and choosing a plan for your business, speak to your preferred phone and internet provider.