Telstra unveils Australia’s fastest cable broadband

Telco also unveils a new television set top box, to be known as T-Box

Telstra will launch Australia’s fastest cable broadband network in Melbourne on December 1 in a move to increase speed and bandwidth for multiple users within households.

The upgrade of the telco's hybrid fibre coaxial broadband network will be able to provide download capacities of up to 100Mbps and increase upload capacities to 2Mbps for nearly 1 million homes, the telco claims.

"The completion of this cable upgrade means multiple family members can surf the internet, play games online or download movies at the same time," Telstra group managing director of product management, Holly Kramer said in a statement.

Telstra also unveiled a new television set top box, to be known as T-Box, built to pause and rewind live television and record free to air television programs up to seven days in advance.

The device integrates access to BigPond internet applications such as BigPond TC Channels and the BigPond Movies download rental service.

Kramer said the upgraded broadband service will allow family members to have a better online experience when they’re surfing the internet at the same time and faciliate internet television and movies downloaded straight to the home television.

“The usage of the internet is becoming more and more of a daily ritual in the home,” she said.

The claimed download capacity of up to 100Mbps from the upgrade of Telstra’s Velocity fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, however, will be dependent on several factors such hardware limititations.

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