"I am extremely satisfied with the services and products provided by the team at Launtel. They are always very responsive and easy to contact. Their recent advice saved my business more than $1,200 per year. I would happily recommend them to anyone."

Dean Mance - Mance Electrical, Invermay

Internet Connection & Services

There’s a lot of jargon in the telecommunications industry and the marketing guys seem to be doing a good job coming up with lots of fancy terms and acronyms.

That doesn’t make it any easier however for you the customer, so Launtel is pleased to help you cut through the techno babble and make sense of the incredible advances in technology that await you.

ADSL Broadband

For a typical ADSL broadband connection, the normal copper wire phone line into your home is activated for broadband at the central telephone exchange and you can get a broadband service into your home. You plug an ADSL modem into the wall for your broadband, and you can still make regular phone calls through the line.

Naked DSL Broadband

With Naked DSL, you save money by not having to pay for the line rental on a voice service. This means you don't have to pay the per month phone line rental as you are removing your standard voice line service, hence the term 'naked', one without a traditional voice service. The physical line stays in place, it is just not rented by you for voice services.

Your internet provider is now providing your new voice call service through VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) rather than the voice calls via the old telephone exchange (if you have used Skype, you've used this type of service before).

The other benefit of Naked DSL is that your carrier might now offer free local and national calls with some Naked Broadband plans as the calls are now routed via the internet and not via your traditional service.

Wireless Broadband and Wireless Networks

Wireless broadband is just that – the internet signal you receive doesn’t arrive at your computer via a cable, rather it arrives as a wireless signal sent via a transmitter called a modem, to a wireless receiver in your computer.

For businesses wireless networks make a lot of sense. No cabling means easy installation. Businesses can also set up wireless networks known as a local area network (LAN). (LAN signals travel much faster but over a smaller area).

Wireless networks are also very portable as modems come in all shapes and sizes. Take your modem with you, attach it to a laptop and you connect to the internet wherever there is a wireless signal you can access.

National Broadband Network (NBN)

The National Broadband Network is a next-generation high speed broadband network designed to service the majority of Australia. The network comprises of three technologies - optic fibre, fixed wireless and next-generation satellite.

Work has already begun on the NBN and, by the end of the planned 10 year rollout, NBN Co intends to connect all Australian premises to this new high-speed broadband.

93 per cent of Australian homes, schools and businesses will have access to the NBN through optic fibre direct to the premises, capable of providing broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second.

7 per cent of premises will have access to the NBN through next-generation fixed wireless and satellite technologies, providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second.

The NBN is a national wholesale-only, open access, high-speed broadband network. This means NBN Co, the company established by the government to design, build and operate the NBN, will roll out the network and sell wholesale services to service providers, such as Launtel. In turn, Launtel will offer retail NBN services to consumers.

As Tasmania is the first state to receive a state wide rollout the implications for business are significant. Launtel is perfectly positioned to assist your business to connect to the NBN and to the world marketplace of business opportunities that the NBN will bring.

Speak with Launtel now to begin planning the improvements your business can gain from the range of different internet connections available including future connection with the NBN.

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