TransACT, the Australia telco which operates in the national capital Canberra and surrounds (the Australian Capital Territory – ACT) has started upgrading its network to VDSL2, which will increase broadband speeds by up to four times more than ADSL2+.
VDSL2 is, said TransACT, “the most advanced and fastest digital subscriber line broadband technology commercially available.” The upgrade comes on the back of TransACT’s ongoing fibre-to-the-home roll out using gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology.
TransACT already offers multimedia services, including television, over its network. Its 50-channel TransTV service offers bundled packages and a la carte channels to those already subscribing to telephony and broadband internet access packages. On-demand movies and TV programming are also available. The upgrade will make over-the-top services (watching streamed IP content on the television) easier to develop.
TransACT Chief Executive Officer Ivan Slavich said, “TransACT is one of the first in the world and the only provider in the ACT offering VDSL2 and GPON, which is the latest in high speed broadband technologies. TransACT’s VDSL2 GPON network will offer superior speeds that will make downloading music, streaming television and interactive gaming much faster than any other broadband in the market.”
TransACT is also competing for the National Broadband Network.
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