Using Government ‘spending power’ to address the digital divide in Australia
The ‘digital divide’ is real. Go visit any number of regional or remote communities in Australia and you see it straight away.
Why don’t people in regional and remote Australia have the same access to quality and affordable education, health, community and emergency services that we enjoy in our metros?
We believe the challenge needs competition, courage and innovation. Deregulation has not been as successful as perhaps touted in attracting diverse players outside the metro areas.
State and local government have both the spending power and community engagement capabilities that are essential in addressing this digital divide. They have a real opportunity to change the game by investing in services from carriers that build diverse, alternative and complementary telecommunications infrastructure to that of incumbent carriers and the NBN.
Call it what it is. Infrastructure-based competition. Enable it as a government and watch how competition does its thing.
GET REAL ABOUT REGIONAL BROADBAND
If you have locations in regional and remote Australia, chances are you’re probably being constrained by what incumbent carriers could offer; that need not be the case.
We offer a compelling alternative by delivering MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet and Broadband Internet services in regional and remote Australia through an innovative hybrid wireless access and diverse fibre core.
You can use these as primary services or as diversity to your fibre-based connections.
DIVERSITY MATTERS IN BROADBAND TOO
The more we move to centrally-located services (aka Cloud), the more we are reliant on our network connection.
When that shiny Gigabit fibre cable is working we’re all smiles. When it gets cut, flooded, blown away or just plain stops working (and trust us, it will), you’re in strife.
Don’t buy your network diversity from the same carrier. Know that true redundancy only comes with path, media and (most importantly) through carrier diversity.
PUBLIC WIFI THAT ‘JUST WORKS’
Public WiFi is an exciting proposition for those in regional and remote communities. Councils face the challenge to provide a quality service with a sustainable commercial model.
We’ve worked out an innovative way to provide a carrier grade WLAN service at an affordable price.
Provide a value added service, utilise the advanced analytics and start on the journey towards a Smart Community.
CRITICAL MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
In-field personnel and response teams need fast, effective and reliable mobile communications.
We enhance public mobile network offerings through device management, application assurance and seamless network diversity.
We also integrate these public services with our own private LTE and LMR services to deliver world class mobile communications.
ENABLING THE MOVE TO THE CLOUD
While moving to the Cloud is all the rage, you’ve got to source quality network connectivity to make it a success.
This becomes more challenging as you connect multiple sites across a broad geography over different access technologies.
We take the guesswork out of this scenario by providing a fully managed Wide Area Network (WAN) solution that guarantees a converged, assured and secured Cloud experience.
NETWORKS UNDERPIN SMART COMMUNITIES
While the focus is currently on the benefits and outcomes of a Smart Community, very few organisations are really thinking about the requirements of the ICT networks that underpin these initiatives.
We have developed an innovative and collaborative framework that defines both the technical requirements and sustainable commercial model for the sourcing of these networks.
DO YOU WANT SECURITY WITH THAT
The public want access to more digital government services. You’ve committed to providing that. Now it’s about getting the security right.
Our managed security services address both human (personal records) and machine communications (IoT and scary location services).
We provide these as embedded, planned and adhoc offerings across our networks and partner applications.
SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO CARE
The only time you’re really thinking about a service is when it’s not doing what it should be doing.
From service delivery to the very real and stressful situation of a service problem or issue, you need technical and engineering people that both ‘get it’ and care.
We’ve got that and more. With a singular focus on critical network services, we bake this amazing support into our standard offering.
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BUILD IT
So, you just can’t tear yourself away from owning your own network. We get it. We love this tech stuff as well.
We can assist in the design, sourcing, commissioning and ongoing operation of any fixed and or mobile network.
And if wireless is your thing, we’ve got great telco sites we own or manage that we’ll get you onto.
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