EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK
23 February 2017, Written by James Perkins
THE National Broadband Network (NBN) is more than an internet connection, it is an opportunity to transform your business.
"The facts are that fixed phone lines will be switched from copper to the internet and legacy phone systems won't be compatible with VOIP (voice over internet protocol) technology."
This change in phone systems may be an expense in the short term, but long-term costs will reduce as consumers get a greater choice of providers and plans on the wholesale network.
"One of our core products is a hosted VOIP system, which allows customers to connect over any internet connection. Combined with discounts on call costs, this means you won't continue to get bill shock as you would with other providers.
"It opens up a world of possibilities for the cloud. While the cloud is fantastic, there is a barrier to entry and that is reliable and fast internet," says Overs.
"ADSL is appropriate for small businesses with a few staff, but it is not capable of handling the demands of larger companies that are accessing cloud services or using a VOIP-based phone system."
"For example, if you want to employ a new person on the cloud, it can be done relatively quickly, and they don't have to be physically in the office. There is the opportunity to work internationally."
Overs points to Burleigh Heads as a suburb that will benefit from the NBN.
Overs says, "Make sure you are taking steps for your business to be ready for the NBN when it's installed in your area. It's not as simple as selecting a plan and off you go. As the NBN may affect your telecommunications as well, it's important to explore your options and what needs to be changed in your office."
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