Satnews Daily
November 11th, 2019

Speedcast Delivering Satellite Services to Australia's NBN Co

Australian government-owned infrastructure provider, NBN Co, is now delivering satellite services in collaboration with Speedcast to business and government users across regional and remote parts of the country.

NBN Co's new Business Satellite Service (BSS) leverages an extensive network designed, built and managed by Speedcast Managed Services, with access to up to 58 beams from 10 gateways, two data centers, and a network operations center powering the company's new high-data internet and IoT service offerings.

NBN Co's BSS offerings are initially focused on remote business requirements for high-data internet access and IoT services, with an additional product — Access Bandwidth Service — to launch next year. NBN Co's BSS is a pioneering platform, showcasing the experience of NBN and Speedcast in delivering satellite services to business customers.

Speedcast's managed service supports an unparalleled range of services, technical capabilities, and service levels through best-in-class satellite technology, a custom-built OSS/BSS platform and a 24/7 network operations center. Speedcast will play an important role in helping secure NBN Co's future as an industry-leading infrastructure provider.

Pierre-Jean Beylier, Speedcast CEO, said that last year, the company announced a milestone contract with NBN Co that is expected to generate revenues of up to AU$184 million in total over a 10-year period. Business-grade connectivity services are in significant demand across Australia and we expect the use of satellite services to grow more than 30% by 2021. The launch of the BSS service is a great milestone and the result of tremendous work over the past 18 months by the Speedcast Managed Services team and very close cooperation with NBN's teams. This is just the beginning of an exciting future for businesses in Australia, who will be able to get connected like never before experienced.