Westnet spends $10m on new DSLAMs

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Westnet spends $10m on new DSLAMs

Western Australia and NSW regions first to benefit.

ISP iiNet has announced plans to spend around $10 million deploying ADSL2+ DSLAMs in regional NSW and Western Australia, with more states also set to benefit from the rollout shortly.

The broadband services, branded as 'Westnet', will be made available in regional areas the ISP previously serviced by reselling services on Telstra ports.

iiNet bought ISP Westnet for $81 million in 2008.

An iiNet spokesman told iTnews that existing customers would likely experience "higher quotas and better deals" when they are moved across to the iiNet infrastructure.

The network upgrade project represented iiNet's largest ever regional deployment of ADSL2+ infrastructure.

The Hunter, North Coast and South Coast regions of NSW – encompassing 120,000 homes – and the West Australian towns of Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Bluff Point and Katanning would be first to receive the new equipment.

In NSW, the rollout was expected to see DSLAMs located in Charlestown, Corrimal, Goonellabah, Goulburn, Grafton, Hamilton, Maitland, New Lambton, Nowra, Unanderra, Wallsend and Warilla.

The rollout was expected to be completed inside six months.

iiNet's spokesman told iTnews that other states, including Victoria, would be included in separate phases of the DSLAM rollout project.

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