Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet will
invest a further AU$15 million into expanding its ADSL2+ network
which should increase its coverage to 90 percent of metropolitan
Australia, the ISP announced today.
The additional funding would allow the nation's third largest
ISP to install another 150 DSLAMs (DSL Access Multiplexers) in
exchanges around Australia by January 2007, according to iiNet
chief executive officer Michael Malone.
"In addition to the AU$15 million investment, we will be
investing in alternative dark fibre backhaul infrastructure with
PIPE Networks, a leading provider of telecommunications
infrastructure," Malone said. "This dual supplier strategy will deliver lower
cost backhaul transmission, with unlimited bandwidth for a fixed
price, and significantly increased capacity for future bandwidth
demand," he said.
"The continued investment in the development of our next
generation ADSL2+ network reduces our dependence on Telstra
wholesale services with the end benefit to our customers of
faster broadband speeds and greater reliability."
ADSL2+ services provide speeds of around 24,000kbps, ideal for
downloading data, voice and video.