This agreement will see RigNet providing services to the Australasia region and in establishing presence and assets into Optus Satellite east and west coast Earth stations. The existing links between the the two Optus teleports are provided by a diverse Optus SDH fiber network, which is a key benefit for RigNet to ensure their customers have true redundancy for their services.
By using Optus' Lockridge and Oxford Falls satellite facilities, RigNet will also be able to focus on providing targeted and fully managed comms solutions and other network-based services to customers with the region.
Paul Sheridan, Vice President of Optus Satellite, remarked that RigNet has been securing contracts across teh region and will require more capacity domestically, which means that while they use their own capacity, this new partnership also allows access to capacity from the Optus satellite fleet as well as the firm's additional partners.
The agreement allows RigNet access to Optus' domestic satellite capacity as we as international, third party providers.