iPrimus bolsters ADSL2+ coverage

The ISP attributes the upgrade to customer demand and increased competition

Internet service provider (ISP), iPrimus, has broadened its ADSL2+ broadband reach across Australia.

Through a wholesale deal, iPrimus will be using Telstra’s 1200 ADSL2+ exchanges along with its 300 DSLAM exchanges, taking the total count to 1500. The coverage upgrade is focused mainly in metropolitan areas.

The move to expand ADSL2+ coverage was spurred by an increasingly competitive market and customer demand, according to iPrimus marketing and products general manager, Andrew Sims.

While existing ADSL customers are eligible to upgrade, the new service is offered at an increased price.

“Since the monthly cost we pay to Telstra is slightly higher, the retail cost to customers will also be higher on these services to cover the differential,” Sims said. “So in comparison to our standard plan at $32.95 on our own network, it is matched by the $69.96 which is the lowest plan you can get on the Telstra wholesale network.”

iPrimus also highlighted the coverage boost as a pre-emptive move to accommodate Australia’s impending National Broadband Network (NBN).

In a statement, iPrimus CEO, Ravi Bhatia, said the extension of coverage zones is a pre-cursor to a graceful NBN migration.

“We are absolutely behind the NBN,” Sims said. “Like most of our competitors, we are certainly thinking internally about what steps we can take to ready ourselves for when the NBN becomes a reality and what that would mean for us and our customers.”

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags iprimus

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?