NBN Australia Selects Ericsson for Fixed Wireless and Satellite Ground Services

NBN Co, the Australian company rolling out the National Broadband Network has selected and signed a four years contract with Ericsson Australia to deliver fixed wireless and satellite services to families and businesses across regional and rural Australia.

Under the contract, Ericsson will maintain responsibility for the operation of the NBN fixed wireless service and will manage the ground systems of the forthcoming long term satellite service. In addition, Ericsson will migrate NBN Co’s 42,000 existing interim satellite users to the long-term satellite service when it commences operations to provide them with an improved broadband service.

Ericsson said that its involvement with the long-term satellite service will complement the telemetry, tracking and control (satellite flight operations) functions to be carried out by Optus.

“Ericsson is already playing a central role in helping the NBN to enable the digital economy in regional and rural Australia and to narrow the digital divide between the city and the bush. It is a sensible use of taxpayers’ money to have a single entity managing customer appointments, installation visits, service calls, network performance reporting and network maintenance for all NBN users outside the fixed-line footprint.”

-    Greg Adcock, Co COO, NBN 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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