Australian ISPs continue DSLAM ADSL2 Exchange Upgrades

Australian ISPs continue DSLAM ADSL2 Exchange Upgrades

Telstra’s PSTN Exchanges across Australia are still being upgraded with Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (aka DSLAM) hardware for the purpose of delivering fast ADSL2+ broadband. Some of Australia’s largest Telecommunication Providers are still planing and rolling out DSLAM infrastructure in metropolitan, regional and rural Telephone Exchanges.

iiNet is one such Internet Service Provider that is busily working away on expanding their ADSL2+ Network using the current PSTN copper line technology. CEO Michael Malone says that despite the go ahead of the upcoming $43 billion National Broadband Network, it still might be 5 to 8 years away before many customers are able to take advantage of the 100Mbps high speed fibre to the home technology. Mr Malone suggests that it will give iiNet the opportunity to address backhaul in regional centres while Internode managing director Simon Hackett stated that it would help maintain a competitive broadband Industry by keeping ADSL2+ infrastructure active.

Australia’s two largest Broadband Service Providers ‘Optus and ‘Telstra BigPond’ don’t appear to be extending plans for further DSLAM roll outs, although Telstra has formed several agreements recently with other ISP’s that will allow them to use Telstra ADSL2+ Enabled Exchanges to resell their ADSL2+ Broadband. Optus on the other hand have ceased all ADSL2+ roll outs at the end of last year which brings their total number of ADSL2+ DSLAM enabled exchanges to 366.

ADSL Enabled Exchange Information which includes Proposed ADSL Enabled Exchanges and DSLAM Unhubbing and Migration Plans, can be found at TelstraWholesale.com. Find out the status of your local ADSL2 Exchange when viewing the Telstra Wholesale ADSL reports and plans.

Compare popular Telstra BigPond, Optus and iiNet ADSL2+ and Naked DSL Broadband Plans right here at Broadband Guide.


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