Australia's National Broad Network is government initiative to design, build and operate an open-access broadband network to bridge the digital divide and ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband, at affordable prices, and at least cost. The NBN is the most significant communication infrastructure project in Australia's history costing billions of dollars.
The network has changed the landscape of both voice and data service providers and creates new opportunities for competitive providers to capture market share. However, the migration of voice telephony to all-IP services over the NBN also brings in challenges to providers.
Cost, complexity, interoperability with existing hardware at the customer site, service porting or changing on-premise systems present barriers that can erode profitability. Besides, providers need to address diverse customer networks and existing connectivity.
Providers interested in retaining subscriber base, delivering more services to existing base or capturing new subscribers need to take a phased, customer-friendly approach to service migration and adoption of new IP based telephony/UC services.
Patton SmartNode devices enable competitive providers with easy and smooth migration pathways to transition subscribers to all-IP services over NBN backbone with minimal service disruption, reduced capital expenses and no change in user experience.
While delivering secure and future-proof voice and data services with provision to integrate legacy voice infrastructure, Patton devices provide network demarcation and management of site conditions such as IP bandwidth, number range, dial-plans, routing rules and debugging.
Further packed with features like zero-touch provisioning, configuration wizards, split configuration, floating licenses, call detail record, remote management via Patton Cloud and integration with service provider CRM allow complete control from network operation centers.