Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Telstra Completes DOCSIS 3 Upgrade in Melbourne

Telstra has completed the upgrade of its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network in Melbourne. From 1 December nearly one million Melbourne homes will benefit from the upgrade to the cable network. The network download capacity increases to up to 100Mbps and the upload capacity to up to 2Mbps.

Telstra also revealed a new television set top box incorporating two digital television tuners. This provides the ability to view and record free to air television programs up to seven days in advance, the ability to pause and rewind live television and seamlessly integrates access to BigPond internet content such as BigPond TV channels and the BigPond Movies download rental service.

In addition, Telstra announced that its Velocity fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network has been upgraded to offer a network download capacity of up to 100Mbps into the home for sharing across multiple users within the household.