Telstra to open ADSL2+ network to rivals

15 Jul 2008

According to The Australian, Telstra has announced that it will allow rival operators access to its ADSL2+ broadband network, on the proviso that they meet certain ‘commercial criteria’. Both Internode and iiNet, two of Telstra’s major competitors, have expressed an interest in using the service, although both said no agreements had yet been made. The announcement comes after recent moves by the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) to impose a requirement on Telstra to provide reasons for refusing to allow competitors to install DSLAM equipment at its exchanges.