Nonthaburi – Thaicom announced on July 29 that the NBN Co has selected its wholly owned subsidiary, IPSTAR Australia (IPA), for a new initiative to boost the number of broadband connections for Australians who cannot access an existing commercial broadband service. Under the NBN Co Satellite Support (NSS) Scheme, IPA is appointed an official wholesaler and will deliver the scheme together with participating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia.

NBN Co Chief Customer Officer, John Simon, said: “Bringing broadband to the most remote communities across Australia is one of NBN Co’s highest priorities. It gives residents access to e-health, distance education and Internet banking, while businesses can benefit from increased productivity, reduced costs and access to new markets. With high demand for broadband in regional areas, this initiative is essential to providing a reliable service to families and businesses that cannot access a commercial broadband service today.”

Patompob Suwansiri, Chief Marketing Officer, Thaicom, added: “We are honoured NBN Co has appointed IPSTAR as the wholesaler for the NBN Co Satellite Support Scheme. Since 2005 we have delivered satellite Internet services via the IPSTAR satellite to Australia’s remote communities that otherwise could not have accessed a commercial broadband service. I am proud IPSTAR continues to make a difference in the life of many Australian’s and the country’s education, farming, and health sectors.”