Primus inks ADSL2+ resale deal with Telstra

24 Apr 2009

itWire is reporting that Australian broadband provider Primus Telecom, which offers services under the iPrimus banner, has revealed that it will abandon plans to build new DSLAMs following the government’s announcement that it would build the National Broadband Network as a private/public partnership. Instead, Primus has announced a resale deal with Telstra for the incumbent’s ADSL2+ services at approximately 1,500 exchanges. The agreement will effectively quadruple Primus’s ADSL2+ coverage area, having previously rolled out its own ADSL2+ services in 286 exchanges. Andrew Sims, general manager of products and marketing, noted however that the wholesale cost of offering a Telstra ADSL2+ service is ‘pretty significant’, adding that Primus would have to offer resale services at ‘almost double the price’ of services from its own DSLAMs; Primus offers ADSL2+ plans from its own exchanges from AUD32.95 (USD23.35) per month, but will offer resold Telstra ADSL2+ services from AUD69.95 per month.