Telstra is now offering a new broadband service that provides businesses with upload and download speeds of up to 10Mbps.Following a major upgrade of its symmetric business broadband network, this new service is called Telstra Business Broadband (TBB) Ethernet and will replace the Business DSL service.
In a blog posted by Telstra’s Business Executive Director, Brian Harcourt, he said that unlike consumer ADSL which offers faster download speeds and slower upload speeds, TBB Ethernet is ‘symmetric’, offering the same speeds in both directions.
“TBB Ethernet is important for our customers as many currently use Business DSL and the maximum speed they can get is 4 megabits per second or less, depending on their distance from the Telstra exchange,” said Harcourt.
“As demand for bandwidth constantly increases, some are starting to find Business DSL is not really meeting their day-to-day needs. To deal with this problem up until now, businesses have had to look at getting a more expensive fibre connection to their premises – which for small and medium-size businesses is too expensive.”
“This upgraded service will help drive innovation in Australia’s small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), bringing increased reliability and a boost in upload and download speeds, up to 10 megabits per second,” continued Harcourt.
Brian Harcourt also said that the speed of the TBB Ethernet makes it possible to support quality IP telephony and applications like video-conferencing, offering big savings in telephone call costs and the travel budget. It will also help reduce waiting times for businesses that are often uploading big documents.