Optus named 2018 Satellite Provider of the Year

Optus has won the Satellite Provider of the Year at the Annual Communications Alliance’s ACOMM Award dinner.

Optus received the distinguished award for its Satellite Small Cell in a Container. Optus designed the standalone, autonomously-powered solution for remote sites where other facilities, existing infrastructure and power are unavailable.

Nick Leake, Acting Head of Satellite Networks, said Optus is committed to decreasing the digital divide in geographically challenging locations.

“We are investing significantly in regional and remote areas across Australia. Our Satellite Small Cell in a Container is a fantastic example of how Optus continues to innovate our satellite solutions to provide resilient mobile connectivity to communities in geographically challenging locations.”

Optus was the first in Australia to deliver satellite small cells, enabling 3G mobile coverage and extending the Optus mobile network into remote, rural and regional locations using Optus’ satellite backhaul service.

Mataranka National Park in the Northern Territory was the first site to benefit from the Satellite Small Cell in a Container, with ten additional sites in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia currently being built, tested and rolled out.

Now it its 12th year, The ACOMM Awards showcase industry achievements and recognise excellence among communications companies. Satellite Provider of the Year recognises excellence in the provision of satellite communications and satellite related products and services in Australia.

The 2018 Gala Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday, 29 August at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.


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