Optus satellite facility tour: photos

Optus satellite facility tour: photos

Summary: ZDNet Australia goes behind the scenes at Optus' satellite facility in Belrose just north of Sydney to see how the telco manages its five satellites currently in orbit.

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  • (Credit: Josh Taylor/ZDNet Australia)

    A rack controlling Foxtel data.

  • (Credit: Josh Taylor/ZDNet Australia)

    These are Defence Department racks. Optus provides satellite communications services to the Defence Department as well as for US government agencies in Antarctica.

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    Optus plans to launch its next satellite in the D series, named the Optus 10, in 2013.

Topics: Telcos, Emerging Tech, Optus

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Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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