Gilat Satellite Networks announced that NBN Co and Speedcast selected Gilat’s satellite platform for its Business and Enterprise Satellite Service (BESS) for businesses in Australia. The BESS network solution will utilize the nbn Sky Muster Ka-band multi-beam satellites.
Gilat technology is a major element in Speedcast’s managed service offering to NBN Co. Gilat is responsible for the supply, configuration and specialist operational support of the satellite network platform and is responsible for meeting Speedcast’s strict service levels for this project.
NBN Co’s BESS project will assist Australia’s regional and rural businesses growth through broadband connectivity to e-commerce and the global economy. This project will meet the demand for broadband bandwidth services for businesses and government customers, throughout regional and rural Australia.
NBN Co and Speedcast will use Gilat’s cloud-based distributed X-Architecture that has been optimized for HTS and will be integrated into NBN Co’s ten satellite-gateways infrastructure. The underlying multi-service SkyEdge II-c platform supports enterprise, cellular backhaul and mobility services.
The platform delivers high spectral efficiency and optimized space segment via advanced DVB-S2X waveform and Gilat’s LDPC based fast adaptive return access scheme. To increase the network resiliency the platform is deployed with gateway and data center diversity.
“We have chosen to partner with Gilat due its strong track record in providing satellite technology in Australia and to NBN Co in particular,” said Erwan Emilian EVP, Enterprise & Emerging Markets, Speedcast.