Speedcast partners with NBN to launch satellite service for fast broadband

NBN Co's BSS is a platform, which will deliver satellite services to business customers. Speedcast will help secure NBN Co's future as a major infrastructure provider.

Speedcast, a major provider of remote communication and IT solutions, has announced a partnership with Australian government-owned infrastructure provider NBN Co to deliver satellite services to business and government users across regional and remote parts of the country.

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

NBN Co’s BSS offerings are 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 platform delivers satellite services to business customers. Speedcast will play an important role in helping secure NBN Co’s future as a major infrastructure provider.

Speedcast provides managed information services with differentiated technology offerings, including cybersecurity, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications, IoT solutions and network systems integration services.

Speaking about the deal, Pierre-Jean Beylier, Speedcast CEO commented: “Last year, we announced a milestone contract with NBN Co that is expected to generate revenues of up to AU$184m 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 our Speedcast Managed Services team and very close cooperation with NBN’s teams. I want to thank NBN for their trust and support to bring this revolutionary BSS service to life. Working together with NBN we can reliably address customers’ connectivity needs, ensuring they can succeed in this digital era and have an opportunity to drive new business growth. This is just the beginning of an exciting future for businesses in Australia, who will be able to get connected like never before.”