SMBs can now access Optus Satellite during outages

Optus Satellite has set up a service that enables small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) to access its infrastructure in the case of an outage.

The “cost effective” business continuity service, according to Optus, can be activated in the event of an outage and offers SMBs an alternative to having to set up their own infrastructure or business continuity plan.

Businesses' day-to-day connectivity – either through fibre, ADSL or the like – will still run if there is no disruption, and Optus Satellite infrastructure will kick in when an outage occurs.

The service also offers an alternative to traditional terrestrial network infrastructure, as traffic can bypass any terrestrial network outages, Optus said.

“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 of Optus Satellite, said in a statement.

“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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