NBN extends its partnership with Ericsson till 2020
Ericsson will continue to head up NBN's fixed wireless and Sky Muster ground operations, extending the partnership till 2020
NBN (National Broadband Network) has extended its fixed wireless and Sky Muster managed services partnership with Ericsson through to the year 2020.
Under the extended agreement Ericsson will continue to be responsible for NBN’s fixed wireless operations and ground systems operations for Sky Muster, NBN’s satellite service. In addition to customer connections and assurance for both technologies.
Commenting on the news Emilio Romeo, managing director of Ericsson Australia and New Zealand, said: “As we extend our strategic partnership with NBNCo, we look forward to continuing the delivery of fixed wireless and satellite services to regional and rural Australia. The availability of ubiquitous broadband to homes and businesses across Australia will help to bridge the digital divide and support economic and community growth.”
Ericsson was appointed to build and operate a fixed-wireless broadband network based on TD-LTE (Time division Long-Term Evolution) technology in 2011 and has been NBN’s managed service provider ever since. In 2014 the partnership was extended to the operation of the ground component of NBN long-term satellite solution and end user connections and assurance services.
NBN’s fixed wireless and Sky Muster services cover more than 980,000 homes in Australia with more than 290,000 homes connected to broadband services via NBN’s retail service providers.