nbn’s satellite service get first demonstration

4 Feb 2016

nbn (formerly NBN Co), the company overseeing Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project, has conducted the first demonstration of its satellite broadband service, Sky Muster. Taking place at the ENEX Test Lab in Brunswick, Victoria, Sky Muster was shown off delivering Layer-3 speeds of 25Mbps download and 4Mbps upload, just below the 25Mbps/5Mbps maximum wholesale speeds expected to be available on the service. During the demonstration the satellite service delivered content from applications including YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps, along with showing off Skype video-calling and web browsing.

With plans to launch end-user trials in the coming weeks to around 200 premises in regional Victoria as part of further service testing, Gavin Williams, Executive General Manager of Fixed Wireless and Satellite at nbn, said: ‘We are delighted with the progress that we are making towards the planned launch of Sky Muster commercial services in the next couple of months … Rural and remote Australians will be able to access fast and reliable internet through their phone and internet provider in the bush, via the Sky Muster service.’

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