nbn has launched a trial of its new ‘multicast’ network technology in schools across the Northern Territory.

The ‘multicast’ technology will be provided over the company’s sky muster satellite service to provide students with the ability to share large files and participate in high-resolution virtual classrooms from home.

The technology will be trialled across the Northern Territory at the School of The Air in Alice Springs, Katherine and Ludmilla.

nbn will work with the schools to test different learning scenarios and ensure the technology works ahead of the national product launch, which is scheduled for mid-2018.

nbn Local General Manager, Peter Gurney, said, “The Sky Muster satellite service multicast trial is part of nbn’s ongoing commitment to increase the opportunities which access to fast broadband can provide to rural and remote parts of Australia.

“This new technology represents a significant step change and should enhance the streaming experience of live classrooms and file transfers between teachers and students.” 

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