Businesses must act to move special services to nbn

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017

Businesses must act to move special services to nbn

nbn is urging businesses to start acting now to plan for the migration of their special networking services to the nbn before the first forced connection of these services.

The company has issued a series of white papers detailing the migration of services simultaneously using voice, video and data services.

For the first time, forced disconnection dates have been set for special services including Ethernet Lite, Wholesale BDSL, ISDN and frame relay services. An estimated 200,000 services are scheduled to commence disconnection from November 2018.

After the disconnection date, most business customers will have an 18-month window to migrate their services to the nbn from the day they are able to connect to the network. This compares to a typical window of 36 months since the issue of a white paper covering the disconnection process from prior to the disconnection date.

“It’s important for businesses to know that moving these services to the nbn access network is not an automatic process and can take longer than switching over standard voice and broadband services,” said Ben Salmon, nbn executive GM for business, sales and marketing.

“We are particularly urging large businesses that have multiple sites, high and symmetrical speed requirements, multi-line telephony and video conferencing facilities, as well as small and medium-sized businesses with multiple phone lines, to get in touch with their service provider and make a plan to move over to the new network.”

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