Sunday, 29 March 2015 15:16

Telstra gives fixed broadband home users a present

By

Telstra has given its fixed broadband users a little surprise – well in some cases a big one!

Its 2.5 million ADSL, Cable, FTTP and NBN customers get extra gigabytes as a permanent addition to their current plan - no conditions, lock-ins etc. The roll out has started – I got a 300GB bonus on my 200GB Ultimate Cable plan – not that I was using 200GB anyway.

It is a smart move by Telstra and a pretty safe one as most users never use their allocation anyway – I have only come close once in the past few years when malware turned a PC into a comms server.

But times change and Netflix, Quickflix, Stan, and Presto (to name the major players) are data hungry monsters and this helps encourage metered use. And there are more Wi-Fi devices in the home to chew up data. Telstra is also offering more direct video content.

Telstra says each month it is carrying over 27.5 Petabytes (that is 27.5 times 1024 Terabytes) or 12 million hours of HD content – 30% of its traffic.

It has also announced that you will be able to use the fixed data allowance at Telstra public Wi-Fi spots around Australia – no more 50MB and very slow data speeds. This may also assist heavy mobile broadband users – Telstra Wi-Fi is becoming ubiquitous.

The Telstra Wi-Fi Network, announced last year, will involve an opt-in network of its home broadband customers who will be given free access to the public Wi-Fi network in return for sharing their home bandwidth using special modems.

Here is what we know for sure (per month):

  • 50GB goes to 100GB
  • 200GB goes to 500GB
  • 500GB goes to 1TB

Naturally other telcos will review their data allowances – but Telstra has the largest, fastest and most reliable network.


BACK TO HOME PAGE

NEW OFFER - ITWIRE LAUNCHES PROMOTIONAL NEWS & CONTENT

Recently iTWire remodelled and relaunched how we approach "Sponsored Content" and this is now referred to as "Promotional News and Content”.

This repositioning of our promotional stories has come about due to customer focus groups and their feedback from PR firms, bloggers and advertising firms.

Your Promotional story will be prominently displayed on the Home Page.

We will also provide you with a second post that will be displayed on every page on the right hand side for at least 6 weeks and also it will appear for 4 weeks in the newsletter every day that goes to 75,000 readers twice daily.

POST YOUR NEWS ON ITWIRE NOW!

INVITE DENODO EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE 9/7/20 1:30 PM AEST

CLOUD ADOPTION AND CHALLENGES

Denodo, the leader in data virtualisation, has announced a debate-style three-part Experts Roundtable Series, with the first event to be hosted in the APAC region.

The round table will feature high-level executives and thought leaders from some of the region’s most influential organisations.

They will debate the latest trends in cloud adoption and technologies altering the data management industry.

The debate will centre on the recently-published Denodo 2020 Global Cloud Survey.

To discover more and register for the event, please click the button below.

REGISTER HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Ray Shaw

joomla stats

Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

BACK TO HOME PAGE

Webinars & Events

VENDOR NEWS

REVIEWS

Comments