Feeds

Telstra hands copper contract to new company

And kicks off copper upgrade

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

A company that’s only existed since 2010 has won a deal worth as much as $100 million over nine years to provide subcontracting services on Telstra’s copper network.

The contract covers customer installations and fault maintenance on the copper network, including telephony, broadband, ULL, and jumpering between Telstra exchanges and customer premises. Initially for five years, the contract could be extended to nine.

ISG Management displaces former copper contractors Silcar and Service Stream.

The new copper deal comes as news emerges of a ramp-up of the carrier’s copper upgrade. According to industry e-mail newsletter Communications Day, Telstra is planning to upgrade copper broadband services with the installation of more than 2,000 “top hat” street cabinet extensions.

To be supplied by Alcatel-Lucent, the cabinet upgrades bring the DSLAM closer to the customer, enabling higher speed (perhaps reaching VDSL2’s 100 Mbps for those close the installs).

In spite of the ongoing rollout of the National Broadband Network, Telstra justified its spending on the copper, saying that in the targeted exchange areas, delivery of the NBN fibre would take long enough that its upgrade would achieve a return.

The incumbent is also planning upgrades in some exchanges, with higher-density DSLAM infrastructure. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.