Optus Wholesale is expanding its wholesale National Broadband Network (NBN) offering by launching state-based, national and hybrid aggregation models that aim to deliver greater flexibility for its customers.
With the introduction of its Hybrid Fibre Co-Axial (HFC) NBN access, the company claims to be one of the first wholesale providers to introduce it.
This move also allows Optus Wholesale to offer connectivity to the 121 points of interconnect (POIs) on the NBN at eight new key commercial datacentre locations across four states.
Optus is providing Layer 2 wholesale aggregation to all 121 permanent NBN POIs and access technologies available from nbn, the company behind the NBN, via its Residential Broadband over NBN product (RBBoNBN).
move follows Optus Wholesale’s recent deal with 2SG Wholesale to distribute
M2M, IoT, and GPS products to resellers.
According to Optus Wholesale head of marketing and strategy, John Castro, through Optus’ new network architecture, wholesale customers can take advantage of access to the NBN by connecting from their network to aggregated virtual circuits (AGVC) from datacentres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and with a centre earmarked in Adelaide.
“We see significant opportunity for our business in the wholesale NBN segment. Optus’ wholesale NBN offering provides Optus Wholesale customers with cost effective access via a single or multiple aggregation points around the country over our Carrier Ethernet network,” Castro said.
“This means wholesale customers can realise improved efficiencies, and offer lower latency for end customers, for example a Western Australia-based wholesale end user will experience better latency from a Western Australia-based datacentre, rather than one previously based in Sydney – due to the datacentre’s proximity to the end customer.”
Optus Wholesale also confirmed wholesale NBN and telecommunications provider, The Grex Group, as a new wholesale customer.
“With these product developments, we’re able to offer scalability to connect to the available NBN multi-technology mix footprint. In addition, we can support the appetite for the higher bandwidth demand of NBN end consumers and allow service providers the flexibility to grow and change NBN infrastructure,” Castro added.