Optus has signed a multimillion dollar deal to provide satellite services to broadcast content specialists, GlobeCast Australia, for another 11 years.
The relationship between the two companies has existed for 15 years and, according to Optus, the telco had to fight off stiff competition to secure the extended deal.
GlobeCast uses Optus D2 satellites to provide broadcast services directly to homes across Australia and New Zealand.
The company’s broadcast services are uploaded from its facility in Sydney and the Optus Belrose Earth Station, which is also in Sydney.
“The decision to continue our successful partnership with Optus is testament to its experience and proven track record within the Australian marketplace of delivering quality satellite services that reach consumers across the entire country,” Mike Lattin, CEO, GlobeCast Australia said, in a statement. “I can honestly say GlobeCast would not be where it is today without Optus.”
According to Optus, the new deal shows the telco’s commitment to customer relationships.
“Optus is focused and committed to the broadcast satellite sector in Australia and looks forward to another decade working with GlobeCast,” Optus wholesale and satellite managing director, Vicki Brady, said in a statement.