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Gilat to Provide Satellite Platform for NBN Business in Australia

By Kendall Russell | February 5, 2018
NBN Co satellite ground station in Wolumla, Australia. Photo: NBN Co.

NBN Co satellite ground station in Wolumla, Australia. Photo: NBN Co.

NBN Co and Speedcast have selected Gilat Satellite Network’s satellite platform for its Business and Enterprise Satellite Service (BESS) for businesses in Australia. The BESS network solution will use the NBN Sky Muster Ka-band multi-beam satellites. Gilat technology is part of Speedcast’s managed service offering to NBN, responsible for the supply, configuration and specialist operational support of the satellite network. The expected revenue for this project is tens of millions of dollars over a period of several years, Gilat stated.

NBN Co’s BESS project will assist Australia’s regional and rural businesses growth through broadband connectivity to e-commerce and the global economy. This project will meet the demand for broadband bandwidth services for businesses and government customers, throughout regional and rural Australia, according to the company.

Gilat’s cloud-based distributed X-Architecture has been optimized for High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and will be integrated into NBN Co’s 10 satellite-gateway infrastructure. Gilat’s underlying multi-service SkyEdge II-c platform supports enterprise, cellular backhaul and mobility services. The platform delivers high spectral efficiency and optimized space segment via Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite-Second Generation Extension (DVB-S2X) waveform and Gilat’s Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC)-based fast adaptive return access scheme. To increase the network resiliency the platform is deployed with gateway and data center diversity.