Telstra core network upgrade ‘essentially complete’

11 Aug 2009

Australian incumbent Telstra has completed around 90% of the work on its core network upgrade, ZDnet reports, citing comments from the company’s general managing director of networks and services, Michael Rocca. The upgrade, which is being carried out in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent and commenced in 2005, is ‘essentially complete’ according to Rocca, and Telstra has spent around AUD1.5 billion (USD1.26 billion) on the project to date. The telco expects the upgraded infrastructure to have a lifespan of approximately 14 years, and it will support Telstra’s Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable and DSL services, along with Velocity, its greenfield fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service. Telstra also stated that it was now providing internet services to more than two million active users through its Next IP network.

Australia, Telstra (incl. Belong)