Macquarie Telecom Now Offers Business Grade NBN Plans
Over the course of the National Broadband Network’s rollout, which is believed to be finished by 2012, the government-owned network provider focused more on connecting residential areas though upgrades to Australia’s existing phone and internet network. However, businesses are also in need of internet connection, especially the ones located in rural and remote areas of Australia. Will this new internet service be able to provide what the country needs when it comes to internet services?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is again with a new venture, this time it’s with Macquarie Telecom. According to Business IT, Macquarie Telecom will provide the Business class NBN by Macquarie Telecom, which will offer different services established for businesses. With this, businesses are expected to experience a full suite of services — which will cover voice, internet, data and SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) products over the NBN.
“While the NBN Enterprise Ethernet solution will be targeted at the higher end of town, it’s a service we think will also be eagerly adopted by medium-sized tech-savvy businesses,” said NBN Co chief business customer officer Paul Tyler via Business IT.
Business IT reported that Macquarie Telecom’s internet connections will not only use TC-4 (traffic class 4, or “best effort”) that the NBN normally uses for RSPs for residential and small business customers. It is said that the B2B telecom services company will also use NBN Co’s business grade TC-2 (guaranteed and symmetrical bandwidth, with low latency and jitter) and Enterprise Ethernet (fibre from the premises to the fibre access node, with speeds up to 1/1Gbps).
“High-speed connectivity has been prohibitive for many businesses in the past, especially in outer metro or regional centres,” said Macquarie Telecom group executive Luke Clifton via Business IT.
“Price gouging has been common. Access to cloud and internet-based applications has been near-impossible for some,” Clifton said via Business IT.
“The rollout of the NBN access network brings real competition to these markets for the very first time, allowing our customers to realise the benefit of the NBN Co’s investment in its networking infrastructure.”