Pacnet shakes on $35m Telstra deal

Business-focused Asia-Pacific telco Pacnet has signed a $35 million per annum partnership deal with Telstra for the supply of a range of network and access services including wholesale ADSL2+ broadband.

Business-focused Asia-Pacific telco Pacnet has signed a $35 million per annum partnership deal with Telstra for the supply of a range of network and access services including wholesale ADSL2+ broadband.

(Credit: Pacnet)

The deal included services such as analog telephony services, ISDN, ADSL1 and 2+, as well as Ethernet and international services.

According to Pacnet, the Telstra deal fits in with its existing Australian network and the company's subsea cable infrastructure across Asia Pacific.

Pacnet launched ADSL2+ from this agreement today. The new service will allow the company to offer maximum theoretical speeds of 20Mbps, over twice its current maximum theoretical speeds of 8Mbps. The prices for the new plans start at $74.95 per month, catering for consumer and small to medium businesses as well as large enterprises.

Pacnet's decision to offer ADSL2+ was spurred by the growing needs of business in a Web 2.0 world, according to the company.

People Telecom was the first to gain access to Telstra's wholesale ADSL2+, which the company only recently decided to open up to wholesale.

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