Why time is running out to migrate customers to the nbn™
An estimated 200,000 Business services are scheduled to commence disconnection from legacy copper networks from November 2018, making the migration from legacy copper networks inevitable.
Migrating Business networks has the potential to become a complex and lengthy process if not managed correctly. And during the transition organisations cannot afford for business processes to be affected.
With services such as Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN) and symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services delivered via legacy copper (those typically used to carry voice, video and data services simultaneously) are scheduled to be migrated off legacy networks, Optus Wholesale is committed to actively offering products and solutions to address the market need and opportunity.
So, why is it important to get on the front foot with moving your business customers to the nbn™, and what do you need to do to lead the transition?
Businesses can realise the benefits sooner
Businesses need the nbn™ to deliver broadband speeds and more diverse connectivity methods to close Australia’s digital divide.
To take advantage of these necessities business must deploy the network technologies capable of supporting increasingly diverse data types. A swift move will ensure less issues in migrating from legacy TDM (time-division multiplexing) connectivity to packet based technologies. Simplifying the management of these platforms is also critical given the increasing volumes of data being created.
Businesses can increase the ROI of IT investments
Moving to the nbn™ is not just a transition of services or continuity of service – it’s an opportunity for a complete technology overhaul.
To prepare the network for emerging technologies, such as AI and automation, these abilities require technology to be hosted in the cloud. And it’s the capabilities of the nbn™ which are set to boost performance and allow businesses to deploy a range of new and innovative services.
As such, Optus Wholesale has enhanced its products to work directly with the nbn™ infrastructure, by integrating the nbn™ as a new access type. The EoNBN (Ethernet Over nbn™) access type is available on the Optus Evolve suite products, EWAN, IPVPN, Internet and Voice. For those not familiar with Optus Evolve, it’s a suite of configurable, integrated, IP based communications products, designed to provide converged voice and data solutions for business.
The modular access architecture of Evolve has allowed us to pick up the nbn™ and quickly plug it in, allowing the Wholesale partners access to the nbn™, improving coverage and allowing interworking to other Evolve access types.
Unified communication platforms, which bring together mobile and fixed services into a single integrated platform, are just one example of this and provide an opportunity to address increasing demand for cloud services.
Businesses can increase their control of the network
Cloud based technologies allow services to be managed remotely, with transparency, and from one access point. This simplified approach to managing increasingly complex networks mean your customers can benefit from greater control, and significant time and cost savings.
The migration to nbn™ can no longer be ignored. It’s happening around us now, and the benefits are there for the taking today.