Telstra expands ISP Internet access

Telstra Wholesale believes its new technology can revolutionise Australian Internet service providers after launching Telstra Wholesale Internet and MegaPop last week.

Telstra claims Internet users and Internet service providers (ISPs) will have cheaper and superior access to some of the world's largest Internet backbones through the two products which were developed to make Internet access more cost effective.

MegaPop provides a dial-up access service to ISPs, connecting their customers into their network points of presence so they can access services such as e-mail and Internet. Telstra developed MegaPop to enable Internet service providers to grow without having to face significant capital expenditure when looking to upgrade or expand.

"MegaPop gives ISPs access to the latest technology and flexibility. They can decide how much to outsource, choose to build their own Internet backbone, buy access to Telstra's backbone or buy from other suppliers," said Telstra Wholesale's group product manager, wholesale Internet and data, Ross Martin.

Telstra Wholesale Internet is a product suite offering flexibility in domestic, international or global Internet connectivity solutions.

Within Australia, Telstra Wholesale Internet is provided over the largest Tier 1 Internet backbone network with more then 60 metro and regional domestic points of presence.

According to Telstra, by connecting to its backbone network, ISPs allow their customers to reach their Internet sites in the most expedient manner without hopping from network to network.

"MegaPop is a win-win-win; it's a win for Telstra's customers, a win for Internet users and a win for Telstra," Martin said.

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