NBN Extends Network Operations Partnership with Ericsson
Ericsson will continue to be responsible for NBN fixed wireless network operations, ground systems operations for Sky Muster — the operator’s satellite service — as well as customer connections and assurance for both technologies.
NBN’s fixed wireless and Sky Muster services cover more than 980,000 homes in regional and remote Australia with more than 290,000 homes connected to broadband services via NBN’s retail service providers.
NBN is an open-access, wholesale fixed broadband service provider, and was created to implement the Australian federal government’s national broadband policy. The Commonwealth of Australia wholly owns NBN as a Government Business Enterprise (GBE).
Ericsson has been NBN’s managed services provider since 2011, when it was appointed to build and operate a fixed-wireless broadband network based on TD-LTE technology. In 2014, the partnership was expanded to include operation of the ground component of NBN’s long-term satellite solution and end user connections and assurance services.