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NBN National Broadcasting Network Co, building a wholesale-only national broadband network (NBN) designed to deliver high-speed Internet to all Australians no matter where they live, has selected ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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"The rollout of Australia's NBN is the most comprehensive broadband plan in the world and we are excited to deliver part of the satellite ground portion," said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of ViaSat Inc. "We have long-shared the NBN Co vision of fiber-grade satellite network access. The work we do in Australia over the next three years will be pivotal in establishing the state-of-the-art in affordable, satellite broadband."
ViaSat is the leading choice for Ka-band broadband systems <http://www.viasat.com/broadband-networks/surfbeam-2>, providing the most advanced network infrastructure and cost-effective customer premises terminals for the largest broadband satellites in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and now Australia. ViaSat systems offer constant innovation in satellite design <http://www.viasat.com/news/company-built-for-breakthroughs>, ground infrastructure, and service operations support.
*ViaSat in Australia *
ViaSat first established operations in Australia over a decade ago and now has offices in Canberra and Belrose in Sydney's north. With this selection, at least one additional office is expected to be established and Erwin Hudson, chief technical officer for WildBlue since its founding, will be in country to oversee Australian operations for the NBN Co project.
"Beyond just supplying the ground system, we're looking forward to expanding our team in Australia and sharing the operational expertise we've gained in running our satellite services in North America for over seven years," said Hudson.
*Additional NBN Co Long Term Satellite System
* Scheduled to begin commercial service in 2015
* Targeted to approximately 200,000 premises outside the reach of the NBN fiber optic and fixed wireless services, including outback areas and Australia's external territories such as Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Macquarie Island, and the Cocos Islands
* ViaSat system will be designed to offer NBN Co's retail service providers initial peak download speeds of 12 Mbps* at the wholesale level a consistent with NBN Co entry-level terrestrial services
* A wholesale, high-speed open-access Internet service that providers can use to offer a range of plans and packages to consumers and businesses
/* NBN Co is designing the NBN to be capable of delivering these speeds to NBN Co wholesale customers (ISPs). Speeds actually achieved by retail customers (end users) will depend on a number of factors, including the quality of their equipment and in-premises connection, the broadband plans offered by their ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. , and how their ISP designs its network to cater for multiple end users./
*About NBN* (http://www.nbnco.com.au)
NBN Co Limited was established in 2009 to implement the Australian Government's policy initiative to design, build, and operate a National Broadband Network to provide access to high-speed broadband to all Australian homes, businesses and schools. NBN Co is a wholly-owned Commonwealth company that has been prescribed as a Government Business Enterprise (GBE See Gigabit Ethernet. ) and is represented by "Shareholder Ministers" - the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Minister of Finance and Deregulation Deregulation
The reduction or elimination of government power in a particular industry, usually enacted to create more competition within the industry.
Traditional areas that have been deregulated are the telephone and airline industries. . The organization's goal is to deliver Australia's first national wholesale-only, open access broadband network to all Australians, regardless of where they live.
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede(SM) by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
For more information, visit http://www.viasat.com or call 212/986-6667.