Telstra launches high speed broadband

10 Nov 2006

Australian incumbent Telstra, which according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database boasted 42% of the broadband market in June this year, has launched its high speed BigPond network in selected areas. The operator claims that speeds of up to 8Mbps will be the norm, while 20Mbps will be achieved from ADSL2+ exchanges. Because of regulatory constraints, the 20Mbps service will be restricted to those exhanges where competitors were also offering these speeds. Analysts say that even though Telstra’s rivals, including SingTel Optus, Primus Telecom and iiNet, are already offering residential ADSL2+ connections at better prices than Telstra, the incumbent’s market share would grow anyway due to pent up demand for the service.

Australia, Telstra (incl. Belong)