Optus Satellite, URSYS partner to deliver telecoms solutions in rural and remote areas

11 Jul 2016

Optus Satellite has announced a new wholesale relationship with URSYS, a designer and provisioner of satellite-based voice and data communications, specifically for complex networks in remote and rural areas. In a press release it has been confirmed that under the agreement URSYS will utilise dedicated satellite capacity on Optus’ D2 satellite, while it will also gain access to third party international satellite providers. Further, URSYS will utilise Optus’ teleport facilities at Belrose, north of Sydney in NSW, and the wider Optus infrastructure.

Optus Satellite vice-president Paul Sheridan claims the partnership is significant because it ‘focuses on joint go-to-market opportunities within the targeted LTE, SCADA and unique network industries’, while Grahame Cover, chief executive at URSYS, said of the new relationship: ’[It] builds on the deep experience of both URSYS and Optus Satellite to meet demands coming from the market for a complete solution, particularly where more than just a simple broadband connection is required … URSYS and Optus Satellite have proven long term commitments to remote and rural Australia, and this partnership combines our expertise to re-define services and offer bespoke solutions to remote business customers with specific network requirements.’

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