Telstra dishes out new wholesale products and services

Telstra's wholesale and international division yesterday launched an array of new products which will provide increased Internet access opportunities for wholesale customers and Internet service providers (ISPs).

New Digital Subscriber Loop (xDSL) products from the telco giant are expected to enable Telstra's copper cable network to carry more data at higher speeds and with greater quality than previously available, officials said.

In addition, other new technology based around HDSL (high speed digital subscriber loop) will provide wholesale customers with the ability to deliver Internet and data services through much greater bandwidth.

A new ATM service for ISPs, also released by the wholesale division, is designed to provide a high-speed, multiple connection Internet access option.

Provided by Big Pond Direct, the new service is targeted to appeal to ISPs and leading content providers who have high intensity and high traffic streams.

According to officials, the ATM service is available from Big Pond Direct points of presence (POPs) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. The company plans to roll out the service to other areas according to demand.

Officials said the ATM service complements other new enhancements for ISPs, such as the ability to obtain multiple connections to the Big Pond Direct Internet backbone through a single point of contact.

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