NBN Co. and Speedcast International, Ltd, partners in delivering Australian communications networks, have selected Israeli company Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd. to provide the satellite platform to serve nationwide business clients in regional and rural Australia.
Gilat will deliver, operate, and support its Business and Enterprise Satellite Service (BESS) for businesses use in Australia. The BESS network solution utilizes the NBN™ Sky Muster™ Ka-band multi-beam satellites, and Gilat’s technology is a major element in Speedcast’s managed service offering to NBN Co.
Gilat’s satellite solution will enable the extension of business grade services to regional Australia, assisting its regional and rural business growth through broadband connectivity to e-commerce and the global economy. This project is designed to meet the demand for broadband bandwidth services to businesses and government customers throughout regional and rural Australia.
In addition to supplying, configuring, and providing specialist operational support for its satellite network platform, Gilat will be responsible for meeting Speedcast’s strict service levels for this project.
“We have chosen to partner with Gilat due its strong track record in providing satellite technology in Australia and to NBN Co in particular,” said Speedcast’s Erwan Emilian Executive Vice President, Enterprise and Emerging Markets. “Gilat’s satellite platform is the most suitable for NBN Co’s objective to provide an Enterprise grade service throughout the country.”
“Gilat is proud of being selected once again to serve NBN Co’s Business and Enterprise Satellite Service, in sites throughout regional and rural Australia, further materializing our vision to bring plentiful affordable quality broadband to unserved and underserved areas around the world,” said Oded Sheshinski, Regional Vice President for Asia-Pacific at Gilat. “Gilat and Speedcast have a history of cooperation in Australia and I am confident that we will deliver the best possible outcome for this project over the next 10 years, meeting NBN Co’s strict SLA.”
Projected revenue for the term of the project is tens of millions of dollars.