Optus details NBN plans for small business

Optus has launched a range of packages designed to give small businesses in the first five mainland release sites affordable access to the National Broadband Network (NBN), with plans beginning at $59 per month.

The plans are ideal for offices with up to five employees, Optus said, and SMBs can choose from a range of plans beginning at $59 per month offering high-speed data, voice and cloud-based email and collaboration tools, with the flexibility to scale connection speed up or down based on requirements.

To make it easier for businesses to go digital, all the packages finclude a single user license for Optus OfficeApps Email and Collaboration suite, webSMS and a new business domain name. OfficeApps, a cloud-based solution, gives SMBs access to Google Applications for Business, including email, calendar and documents, and the ability to send personalised bulk SMS via the web.

For customers looking for data allowance and faster speeds, Optus has created the $59, $89, and $119 business data packages which are available on a 12 or 24 month contract. The $59 package offers up to 100GB of anytime data, while the $89 and $119 plans include 500GB and 1,000GB of data allowance respectively.

For customers looking to combine their broadband and business phone, Optus offers the $99, $109 and $129 business data and phone packages. On the $99 business data and phone package businesses receive 500GB of data and unlimited standard calls to fixed line numbers and Optus mobiles within Australia. Small businesses that require unlimited standard calls to fixed lines and mobiles within Australia can opt for the $109 and $129 packages, which include 500GB and 1,000GB of data respectively.

According to Optus SMB managing director Rohan Ganeson, the NBN opens a door for small businesses to take advantage of high-speed broadband, and do business new ways.

“Optus NBN packages have been designed to offer great flexibility and value and make it easier for small businesses to take the leap into the digital world, from establishing an online presence to reach new customers, to running their applications in the cloud for 24/7 access to business data,” Ganeson said.

All Optus’ NBN plans include an NBN Wi-Fi modem and the standard speed pack, ideal for basic multimedia streaming, web browsing and email. This can be scaled up or down at any time to suit a business’ online needs.