Pacific Internet signs with NEC to deliver business grade DSL

Pacific Internet has signed a strategic deal with NEC to deliver a new business grade broadband DSL service over NEC's NEXTEP network in Australia. The first services will be launched in June 2002.

As a result of the deal, Pacific Internet said it will now be able to offer broadband DSL customers service level agreements for network uptime.

The partnership with NEXTEP paves the way for Pacific Internet to deliver a range of new business services including virtual private networks (VPNs), e-commerce, voice over IP (VoIP), media streaming, video-on-demand and data convergence over broadband DSL.

Dennis Muscat, managing director of Pacific Internet Australia, said: "Pacific Internet premium business DSL will offer the reliability of traditional ISDN and Frame Relay that businesses demand, but at a fraction of the price and with faster throughput, with speeds up to 6Mbps."

The NEXTEP network is the second-largest on the east coast, covering the main metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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