With this new capability, Telstra says the ethernet products are now available on most managed NTU (Network Termination Units) on Telstra’s fibre network.
“Unified Access unleashes the potential of our assets by extending access across Telstra’s entire network, making it easier and more cost effective for Wholesale customers to switch on more end user customers, fast and most often with no upfront charges,” claims Telstra Wholesale executive, sales, and wholesale segment Glenn Osborne.
“With 110,000 connected business addresses on Telstra’s fibre network, that opportunity is bigger than ever for our customers,” Osborne says.
“We know that speed to connect end users is a major concern for service providers, so it’s good for them to know there’s a vendor which has built and is ready to connect without significant delay,” Osborne adds.
Customers can now also move their services from one Wholesale product to another.
“If a customer wants another public internet solution—for example, for diversity to cloud access applications—we can now offer Wholesale Business Internet on the same device as Ethernet Access,” Osborne stresses.
Telstra says customers may also benefit from increased efficiency and opportunities to provide services more quickly, to more sites, reducing the likelihood of commercial work and fee-for-service costs required for additional truck roll and cabling.
Qualification of new sites in the expanded network is available now today in Telstra Wholesale’s quoting tools for wholesale business internet and ethernet access products.
This first appeared in the subscription newsletter CommsWire on 19 November 2021.