Optus inks wholesale broadband agreement with NBN Co

Optus inks wholesale broadband agreement with NBN Co

Telco will continue talks with NBN Co to ensure its concerns will be resolved in the longer term

Optus has signed the 12-month wholesale broadband agreement (WBA) with NBN Co.

The agreement means the telco can now offer National Broadband Network (NBN) services to customers. It had previously been on a trial contract which expired this month.

ISPs without a WBA with NBN Co cannot offer NBN services to customers.

Some ISPs were hesitant in signing the WBA, claiming the original five-year contract term was too long. They were also concerned by a perceived lack of accountability from NBN Co for network outages on the NBN.

iiNet, Internode and Primus Telecom has since signed WBAs with NBN Co.

Currently 25 telcos have signed WBAs.

“Optus will continue to engage in constructive dialogue with NBN Co to ensure the outstanding concerns such as regulatory oversight and service assurance levels are adequately addressed in any future long-term version of the WBA,” Optus said in a statement.

Still no work on when Telstra will sign a WBA with NBN Co.

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