Optus Satellite, URSYS team to serve rural Australia

11 Jul 2016

Australia's Optus Satellite has entered an alliance with satellite communications provider URSYS to provide services targeted at complex networks in remote and rural areas of the nation.

Under the wholesale agreement, URSYS will use dedicated capacity on Optus' D2 satellite, Optus teleport facilities in New South Wales and the wider Optus infrastructure to provide connectivity to business customers.

Optus Satellite vice president Paul Sheridan said the agreement “focuses on joint go-to-market opportunities within the targeted LTE, SCADA and unique network industries.”

SCADA [supervisory control and data acquisition] networks are used to monitor an d control plants and equipment in industries including telecoms, energy, oil and gas refining and transportation.

“This exciting new relationship 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,” Sheridan said.

URSYS has designed, built and managed networks for several government and enterprise customers. Current projects include the development of a telehealth network for 23 health clinics in remote areas of the states of Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia.

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