NEC Upgrades Its Regional Network On Back Of NBN Roll Out
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NEC has announced a ongoing upgrade to its networking and broadband delivery networks for regional Australian businesses on the back of the government’s bid to eliminate coverage blackspots as it rolls out the National Broadband Network (NBN).NEC is upgrading its regional Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) core networks to increase speeds and bandwidth to a wider area across the country with support for voice, data and video services.

The expansion of the company’s Nextep network comes in with the help of the Federal Government’s ‘Regional Backbone Blackspots Program’ that sees the government fork out $250 million in investment to improve broadband services in more remote areas.

NEC’s upgrade will see 62 new DLSAMs installed across five of these ‘backbone’ links, with three so far operational. The final two are set to be completed by year’s end.