“We’ve seen an increasing uptake in the number of business users signing up to NBN’s Enterprise Ethernet product,” says Aussie Broadband general manager sales Aaron O’Keeffe. “It took nearly two years to get 500 services connected, and just another 8 months to get to 1,000 services.”
“Our extra focus on small to medium businesses has really paid off, and the demand shows that this product really works for business customers,” adds O’Keeffe.
The benefits of NBN Enterprise Ethernet, according to O’Keeffe, is it can deliver symmetrical speeds from 50/50Mbps up to gigabit without needing any infrastructure or equipment upgrades once the initial service is connected.
“You can scale your service speed to meet increased operational demand as your business grows,” he explains.
NBN announced there will be discounts for Enterprise Ethernet and the creation of additional 44 new Business Fibre Zones in Australia.
This means, O’Keeffe says, that eligible businesses, particularly in regional areas, will get better pricing.
“Previously, there was a significant variation in the cost of business broadband services in regional and rural areas compared to CBD Zones. This new pricing and the flattening of the NBN zone pricing structure from four zones to two zones is something that we’ve been pushing for, although there is more work NBN could do to flatten the zoning further,” Aaron concludes.
NBN Enterprise Ethernet is a premium fibre-based service for the business market that offers options for high speed and more consistent delivery for both upload and download activity.