Monday, March 9, 2009

Telstra Upgrades Melbourne HFC Network with DOCSIS 3.0

Telstra will upgrade its hybrid fibre coaxial cable (HFC) network in Melbourne with DOCSIS 3.0 technology, enabling end user downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbps, more than triple the current speed on the network.

Work will start immediately with the installation of DOCSIS 3.0 software and related infrastructure in the Melbourne cable network. Telstra will invest about A$300 million in the cable upgrade this calendar year.

This upgrade will increase the peak download speeds in Melbourne homes to 100Mbps, with further upgrades potentially to speeds of up to 200Mbps.

Melbourne is stage one of Telstra's deployment of next generation super-fast broadband technologies into its cable network, which already passes 2.5 million homes in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Telstra estimates that nearly one million Melbourne homes stand to benefit from the experience of super-fast broadband once the upgrade to provide speeds of up to 100Mbps is completed.

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