Optus wholesale has unveiled a business-grade NBN voice service to bolster its NBN-ready product suite.
According to the telco, Evolve Voice using Ethernet over NBN, or EoNBN, will support Optus' service provider partners to deliver an expanded range of services as more businesses across Australia get ready to switch over to NBN services.
The new product, available now, follows the announcement from NBN Co that it will begin disconnecting 'special services, such as ethernet lite, wholesale business digital subscriber lines and integrated services digital network from November 2018.
EoNBN will utilise NBN traffic class 2 and a managed voice router. Traffic class 2, also known as TC2, is NBN Co's class of service designed specifically for medium and large organisations. The class differs from traffic class 4, which is for basic internet use, in that it offers a range of qualities suitable for businesses including guaranteed throughput, symmetrical bandwidth and reliability.
Optus Wholesale sales and marketing vice president John Casto said the telco aimed to provide its customers with a smooth transition to NBN services.
"We’re developing products such as EoNBN to allow our customers to hit the ground running once they have switched over. We’ve supported business in the Australian Wholesale market for more than 20 years, and we’re continually working with partners to maintain our position as one of the leading wholesalers in the Asia-Pacific market," he said.
“We’re encouraging our customers to start planning for their own NBN transition, rather than wait until the last minute.”
Evolve Voice adds to an existing range of Optus Wholesale Evolve products, which includes Evolve eWAN, Evolve Internet and Evolve IPVPN via NBN.