[Via Satellite 08-24-2015] Australian satellite operator Optus Satellite has launched a new service for Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses to ensure unhindered communications during terrestrial outages. Dubbed Optus Satellite Business Continuity, the solution supports critical communications over Optus’ satellite network rather than traditional terrestrial network infrastructure, effectively providing an alternate route for traffic to bypass outages on the ground.
SMEs can run their daily communications requirements on their primary link, such as a fiber or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) network, and tap into satellite in the event of a network disruption. Customers can choose to activate the service on an as-needed basis.
“We have listened to the concerns of our many small to medium business customers about the importance of continuing to trade at all times,” said Paul Sheridan, vice president at Optus Satellite. “We know that they often don’t have the opportunity to access the infrastructure and resources for a tailored business continuity program, despite being equally, if not more, exposed to outages compared with the top end of town.”
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