Wednesday, 18 October 2017

NBN launches first satellite, aims for 240,000 customers

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 01 October 15

With services rolling out in April 2016, Australia's national broadband provider is set to put its interim satellite troubles behind it.

NBN on Thursday launched its first satellite, which from April 2016 will provide broadband coverage to up to 400,000 Australians living in rural and remote areas. Customers can expect to receive 25 Mbps downlink and 5 Mbps uplink connection speeds. "We expect between 220,000 and 240,000 end users to sign up for the NBN satellite service. The take-up rate will depend on a number of factors including the prices charged by retail service providers (RSPs)…

NBN on Thursday launched its first satellite, which from April 2016 will provide broadband coverage to up to 400,000 Australians living in rural and remote areas. Customers can expect to receive 25 Mbps downlink and 5 Mbps uplink connection speeds. "We expect between 220,000 and 240,000 end users to sign up for the NBN satellite service. The take-up rate will depend on a number of factors including the prices charged by retail service providers (RSPs)…

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