Optus Satellite today announced a new, three-year wholesale agreement with New Zealand internet service provider Wireless Nation. The relationship will enable Wireless Nation to deliver satellite broadband services to consumer, business and enterprise customers across the country.

The Wireless Nation agreement boosts Optus’ existing presence in New Zealand, which primarily covers pay TV and free-to-air service providers, and enables it to deliver services to new and existing residential, small business, farming and corporate and government customers across the country.

Paul Sheridan, Vice President, Optus Satellite, said, “This relationship represents a great proposition for increased choice and competition in broadband services for New Zealand customers, and is also a clear and strong market opportunity for Optus Satellite.”

“We operate dedicated transponders on our D2 satellite that provide very good line-of-sight to New Zealand’s landmass. This means that Wireless Nation can be confident in the delivery of quality broadband services to their customers regardless of where they are based.”

“We are delighted to be working with a company of the caliber and reputation of Wireless Nation.  This new arrangement will enable us to leverage our investment in the latest satellite technology for New Zealand customers, and helps us build on the foundation of our existing relationships with the country’s pay-TV and free-to-air service providers.”

Tom Linn, Technical Director, Wireless Nation, said, “Wireless Nation is absolutely delighted to be teaming up with Optus. We have been receiving positive feedback from our rural customers since we started rolling out satellite broadband through the Optus network earlier this year. This mutual partnership opens a new chapter in delivering much-needed broadband access to New Zealanders.”

In New Zealand, Optus Satellite also enables broadcast services for Sky New Zealand and Kordia.

In Australia, Optus Satellite works with some of the leading mining and resource companies in the most remote parts of the country to deliver mobile coverage that is critical to safety, productivity and the health and wellbeing of their staff. Optus Satellite also provides a wholesale broadband access service for the National Broadband Network, and enables distance education solutions via satellite connectivity for remote schools and students.


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Optus Corporate Affairs

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