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ACCC declares Telstra wholesale ADSL

Telstra's competitors have scored a win, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) setting the prices that the telco can charge its retail competitors for wholesale ADSL services.

February 13, 2012

Optus to turn away customers

From 25 June, the nation's number two telco Optus will no longer sell fixed-line telephony and broadband services to consumer customers outside the planned range of its own network.The SingTel subsidiary has resold Telstra's fixed-line and ADSL broadband services nationwide for years.

April 1, 2007 by

Telstra would extend ADSL with funding

Giant telco Telstra today revealed it would extend its existing rollout of ADSL technology to broadband-starved rural areas, if a bid for government funding was successful. The telco and its rivals are currently competing for hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for rural broadband infrastructure under the federal government's Broadband Connect program.

January 14, 2007 by

Optus' broadband network needs more Soul

Telco Soul will be one of the first companies to provide broadband services on the back of Optus' new ADSL network. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, the two telcos today announced they had signed an agreement under which Soul and its subsidiary, mobile carrier B Digital, would get access to Optus's new network as well as other data and transmission services.

May 1, 2006 by

iiNet starts voice network rollout

Telco iiNet has started rolling out voice hardware known as MSANs into telephone exchanges, allowing it to supply its own fixed-line telephony services directly to customers. Like ADSL multiplexer (DSLAM) equipment, Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSANs) sit in telephone exchanges and provide telecommunications services over Telstra's copper wire network.

April 10, 2006 by

AAPT DSLAM proposition "high-risk": Analyst

A decision by embattled telco AAPT to invest in its own ADSL network would be "high-risk" and could make the business less attractive to suitors in the event of a sale, according to telecommunications research firm Ovum.

March 23, 2006 by

Primus joins Internet telephony battle

Primus Telecom this morning became the latest telco to add a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to its broadband offerings. Like existing offerings from iiNet and Internode, Primus' service -- dubbed "TalkBroadband" -- does not require the user to own a computer, as it can be used by plugging a normal telephone into an ADSL router.

March 5, 2006 by

Playing both sides

commentary What a difference a month can make. On 5 December, business-focused telco People Telecom inked a deal with Telstra's wholesale division for the provision of fixed-line voice and broadband ADSL services.

January 31, 2006 by

Telstra delays rural ADSL upgrades as funding cuts out

Telstra has temporarily ceased enabling some rural telephone exchanges for ADSL services after late last year reaching the limit of funds it could receive from the federal government's subsidised bush broadband scheme. The telco had been using funds from the AU$157 million Higher Bandwidth Incentive Scheme (HiBIS) to subsidise the ADSL upgrades, which are taking place in areas of peak demand.

January 12, 2006 by

Optus dumps 256Kbps ADSL

update The nation's number two telco will stop selling ADSL plans at 256Kbps -- the lowest speed commonly sold in Australia. "We have eliminated the 256Kbps speed and Optus DSL broadband customers will now receive at least 512Kbps downstream speed," said Optus' consumer group marketing director Michael Smith in a statement.

November 15, 2005 by

Unwired makes court undertakings on Telstra ADSL reach

Wireless broadband provider Unwired has undertaken in a brief court hearing this morning not to repeat representations that Telstra ADSL covers only 75 percent of Sydney.Unwired told the Federal Court in Sydney this morning -- during legal proceedings initiated by Telstra over claims by the wireless player about the telco giant's ADSL coverage in Sydney -- that it "would not repeat the representations that Telstra's ADSL coverage was only 75 percent".

February 8, 2005 by

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