Cable Technology Feature Article
October 13, 2008
Pacnet Launches Asymmetric DSL Services in Australia
By Shireen Dee, TMCnet Contributor
Pacnet (News - Alert), an independent service provider of telecommunications in the Asia-Pacific region, reportedly has launched its Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line 2+ services in Australia.
The launch has been managed with help from Telstra (News - Alert), a telecommunications wholesale dealer in Australia, and is expected to help meet the nation’s fast-growing broadband demands among businesses.
The ADSL2+ uses Telstra’s national ADSL2+ network along with its Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer infrastructure, and the service has been installed in more than 1,400 exchanges. Telstra was chosen by Pacnet because of its coverage depth and flexibility in delivering various Digital Subscriber Line services nationwide.
Bandwidth demand in Australia has been rapidly increasing with the penetration of Web 2.0 and related applications, along with a growing demand for hosted services, according to Deborah Homewood, chief executive officer of Pacnet, Australia and New Zealand.
“With Pacnet’s latest ADSL2+ broadband service, we are now able to offer a high-speed broadband access service across the country to meet the growing demand of businesses and consumers alike,” Homewood said.
The technology incorporated in the ADSL2+ is expected to increase download speeds to 20 megabytes per second – double the maximum download speed of 8 Mbps offered previously by Pacnet. Along with catering to small and medium business, Public Switched Telephone Network voice services will also be offered along with ADSL2+ products.
According to Homewood, ADSL2+ service will deliver the higher speeds promised by the new technology, while also maintaining Pacnet’s standing in the industry as a business-grade service provider.
“Additionally, we are also offering the latest ADSL2+ service as part of our suite of managed services for businesses, enabling them to focus on their core business while we take care of their telecommunication needs,” Homewood said.
Pacnet was formed as a result of an operational merger of Pacific Internet and Asia Netcom. The company operates and owns East Asia Crossing C2C.
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Shireen Dee is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shireen's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan