Communications system integrator, NEC, has inked a wholesale broadband agreement (WBA) with NBN Co.
The WBA is a short-term contract which allows retail service providers to offer services on the National Broadband Network (NBN).
NEC looks to offer a range of high-speed broadband services on the NBN by mid-year.
The integrator already has a DSLAM-based wholesale broadband network, along with third-party networks, covering 92 per cent of the population, according to the company.
NEC will provide wholesale aggregation services through its Nextep division. This will include data and voice services. The company will be bringing out offerings that will cater to SMBs, integrators, and cloud providers.
“Such solutions will provide an alternative for small ISP, telco or IT businesses to purchase such wholesale services that may otherwise be edged out of the market by the major providers,” NEC said in a statement.
All major ISPs have now signed a WBA with NBN Co.