Optus Wholesale has taken another step in building out its national Broadband Network (NBN) offering, introducing Ethernet over NBN access for its Evolve Internet and Evolve IPVPN service for wholesale customers.
According to Optus, the delivery of enterprise grade NBN offerings is aimed at giving wholesale customers fast broadband for business critical and bandwidth-intensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 data and IP needs.
This capability is expected to support services such as video conferencing, Wide Area Networks (WAN), private VPN networks, internet access, as well as improving access to cloud-based services in general.
“This new technology means Optus Wholesale can deliver wholesale partners enterprise grade data services over the [NBN] in addition to our existing fibre and copper networks to deliver more reach and flexibility,” Optus Wholesale sales and marketing vice-president, John Castro, said.
“There is an increasing appetite to deliver more business and enterprise products across the [NBN] and we are proud to have led the market with the delivery of these."
Optus said the new offering complements the launch of its Evolve Ethernet WAN (EWAN) services announced in December 2016, effectively giving Optus Wholesale a suite NBN-ready data and IP products.
In addition to this, Optus Wholesale said it is actively developing Evolve Voice via Ethernet over NBN. This includes connectivity to each of the 121 NBN Points of Interconnect (POIs) across Australia.
“We welcome today’s announcement from Optus to launch wholesale business grade broadband services over the [NBN] and we look forward to working with them to help ensure that both their retailers and their downstream business customers have an excellent experience on the [NBN] and enjoy the benefits of fast broadband,” nbn executive general manager of business, Ben Salmon, said.
The supported NBN access technologies via Ethernet over NBN are Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and Fibre to the Node (FTTN).