Thursday, November 03, 2005

Australia: Telstra backs away from ADSL2+

Andrew Colley writes in Australian IT:

TELSTRA has stepped back from its commitment to complete long-awaited upgrades to its ADSL network by mid-2006.

Earlier this year, Telstra announced that it would update 200 of it exchanges to carry high-speed ADSL2+ services by mid-2005 and complete the upgrade project by mid-next year.

But Telstra spokesman Rod Bruem said the plan would be reconsidered as part of a wide-ranging review of the carrier's operations expected to be revealed before the end of the month.

Telstra decided to conduct the review after the federal Government announced that it would impose tighter pricing regulations on the carrier, to protect rural services.


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