NBN Contracts NetComm To Bring Satellite Rural BroadBand
David Stewart, NetComm’s Managing Director said “NetComm will provide fixed-wireless LTE devices to connect premises to the NBN Co’s LTE broadband network with a three year window to complete, commencing from mid 2012.”
The NBN Co intends on making high-speed broadband available to all Australiansâ€”irrespective of geographyâ€”fusing a combination of optical fibre communication technology for high population areas, and wireless or satellite technology reaching low population areas.
“Thanks to this local collaboration, we are able to facilitate the efficient delivery of LTE-based broadband services to homes and businesses that are usually disadvantaged because of their remote location,” said Sam Saba, head of Ericsson in Australia.
“We are pleased to be working with Ericsson on this landmark project. This collaboration [with Ericsson] reflects NetComm’s firm commitment to working with world class network providers. The deal is expected to have a significant impact on NetComm’s revenue from 2013 to 2015 financial years,” said Mr Stewart.