About Optus Satellite

When it comes to connecting you or your business, we?ve got you covered.

Optus Satellite has been providing premium satellite services for over 30 years. We are the only network provider in Australia to own and operate our own fleet of satellites, and have the largest fleet of satellites in Australia and New Zealand.

With a range of satellite solutions, we can provide you with voice and data connectivity, broadcast services and communication access for international businesses. Our solutions can meet all your domestic and regional satellite communication needs, ranging from handheld satellite phones through to business grade satellite broadband services.

By incorporating optical fibre, wireless and satellite technologies into a single network, Optus can provide 100% coverage across Australia and New Zealand. Optus is the only carrier in Australia to own and operate network infrastructure across these three platforms, giving us a unique network to help keep you in touch.

THE OPTUS SATELLITE FLEET

Since 1985, Optus has successfully launched ten satellites and operated thirteen spacecraft. The Optus Satellite fleet currently consists of five geostationary satellites providing satellite services across Australia and New Zealand, and to McMurdo Sound in the Antarctic. The Optus 10 satellite is the most recent satellite to launch, built by Space Systems/Loral and launched by Arianespace in French Guiana in September 2014.

In addition to domestic Teleports Services, Optus Satellite owns and operates two International Teleports with antennas pointed at third party satellites in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. This means that we have extended the coverage of services to two thirds of the Globe! As well as this, Optus Satellite also provides launch support and transfer orbit operations and Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C) services to other satellite operators.

Optus provides a number of major satellite services including:

  • Voice and data services
  • Free to air television
  • Pay television
  • Radio broadcast
  • Consumer Broadband IP
  • Video conferencing
  • Mobile satellite to all of Australia and New Zealand

Our satellite customers use their services in remote areas of Australia, NZ and surrounding islands. These services are supported from Optus’ major earth stations at Belrose (New South Wales), Hume (Canberra/ACT) and Lockridge (Western Australia). The Optus D1, D2 and Optus 10 satellites have even been configured to provide services to customers in Antarctica.


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