Telstra unveils ADSL2+ upgrade project

25 Oct 2011

Australian fixed line incumbent Telstra has outlined plans under which it will make ADSL2+ services available to around 200,000 that are currently unable to receive services via the technology. According to iTWire, with the premises in question having been previously limited to ADSL services only due to limited space in street-side cabinets preventing the installation of ADSL2+ equipment, Telstra has revealed that it will enable upgrades by bolting on an additional box to existing cabinets. Known as ‘Project Top Hat’, the upgraded infrastructure will be available to both Telstra’s retail and wholesale customers, and the telco is now understood to be finalising the locations for the first 900 of a planned 2,000 Top Hat installations. Telstra has, however, noted that ‘locations where National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout is imminent or on the roadmap for the near future will not be getting Top Hat technology. It is an interim technology to provide fast broadband pending NBN rollout.’

Australia, Telstra (incl. Belong)